Consumer Protection

Update: SEC extends comment period for climate disclosure rule

By | Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

The SEC announced that it is extending the public comment deadline for its climate disclosure rule from May 20th to June 17th.

Petition to FTC on unfair auto sales practices

U.S. PIRG joined the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the Consumer Federation of America, the Center for Responsible Lending, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety and the National Consumer Law Center, on behalf of its low-income clients, in a petition to ask the FTC to promulgate a rule requiring that a credit contract between a consumer and an auto dealer constitutes the final terms of a car sale. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection

U.S. PIRG applauds Biden Administration’s actions on medical debt

Our statement on Vice President Kamala Harris' announced reforms to reduce the impact of medical debt on Americans’ finances.

Joint Consumer Group and Bank Trades Letter To Congress

Letter from a coalition representing a broad cross-section of regulated banks, credit unions, and consumer protection organizations to strongly urge Congress to promptly close the industrial loan company (ILC) loophole in current law by passing the bipartisan H.R. 5912, The Close the ILC Loophole Act, introduced by Representatives Chuy Garcia (D-IL) and Lance Gooden (R-TX).

Comment to CFPB in Buy Now, Pay Later Inquiry

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) asked the public for comments on Buy Now, Pay Later plans. U.S. PIRG filed a joint comment with the Center for Digital Democracy.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

STATEMENT: U.S. PIRG applauds SEC’s climate disclosure rule

Our statement on the Securities and Exchange Commission's newly proposed rule that would require publicly traded companies to improve and standardize the information they disclose about their greenhouse gas emissions.

Fintech/BNPL Letter to CFPB Director

Letter to CFPB Director Rohit Chopra on Big Tech payments issues, including Buy Now, Pay Later plans. To date, the final version of the letter has grown to 89 signers.

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