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Statement: Congress aims to give FDA authority to regulate synthetic nicotine products

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on a sweeping omnibus appropriations bill. If it passes in its current form, then the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would gain the authority to regulate synthetic nicotine products in the same way that they regulate tobacco products. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

RELEASE: ‘Failing the Fix’ scorecard grades Apple, Google, Dell, others on how fixable their devices are

Dell leads pack for laptops; Motorola for cell phones; Apple ranks lowest for both, according to repairability analysis by Right to Repair advocates 

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: Federal electric truck, bus investments help to slash air pollution, reduce climate emissions

Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday several initiatives to reduce diesel pollution from buses and trucks. Federal funding will now be available for electric transit buses and school buses, cleaner port vehicles and more. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to reduce pollution from heavy-duty trucks that will accelerate the deployment of zero-emission technology.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

STATEMENT: U.S. PIRG reacts to first court decision relating to No Surprises Act

As Americans receiving bills for recent medical appointments exercise their financial protection rights under the federal No Surprises Act, they may not benefit fully from the new law’s protections. A U.S. district court has struck down parts of the rules implementing the new law, which bans most surprise medical bills, resulting in a weakening of the cost controls in the arbitration system used to settle payment disputes between out-of-network providers and insurers.

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