COVID-19

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement: U.S. PIRG applauds President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 funding requests

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce this evening a request for billions of dollars in spending to kickstart the nation’s federal COVID-19 response efforts.

With vaccines here, it may soon be time to reschedule vacations and other trips for later this year

1 Year Later: Comparing Pre-Pandemic Prices to Today's on Amazon

By | Grace Brombach
Consumer Watchdog Associate

Review of 750 products shows how prices on essentials fluctuated during COVID-19

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement: New PPP loans won’t be any more transparent

Despite the PPP's fraud problems, Congress failed to strengthen transparency rules for the SBA's program while granting it another $284 million.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

U.S. PIRG statement on COVID-19 relief legislation

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are poised to pass legislation Monday that, if signed into law, would provide some financial relief to Americans and small businesses struggling during the pandemic, but would fail to adequately fund key virus-fighting tools. U.S. PIRG is urging Congress to pass additional legislation to pay for increased testing to control the virus. 

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips, COVID-19

Money for nothing: Paying the same car insurance while driving less during the pandemic

While COVID-19 is causing financial difficulties for tens of millions of Americans, auto insurers nationwide have made tens of billions of dollars in profit because consumers have driven significantly less during the pandemic.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

U.S. PIRG statement on increase in sales of medically important antibiotics to produce meat for second year in a row

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new data Tuesday showing that overall sales of medically important antibiotics for use in food-animal production increased by 3 percent from 2018 through 2019, following a trend set the previous year. 

Did your auto insurance company refund you enough for driving less this year?

By | Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

State-by-state analysis shows companies financially benefited from fewer claims but barely compensated customers

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