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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Higher Ed, Textbooks

Students Endorse New Senate Plan for Affordable Textbooks

Earlier today, Senator Richard Durbin (IL) and Senator Al Franken (MN) introduced the “Affordable College Textbook Act” that aims to make textbooks more affordable for today’s college students.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection, Higher Ed

New Report Identifies Most Troublesome Private Lenders to Students

Thousands of American students are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) public Consumer Complaints Database to settle disputes about private student loans, according to a new report from the U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

News Release | US PIRG | Democracy

On Argument of McCutcheon v. FEC, Democracy Group Calls for Constitutional Amendment

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, eight pro-democracy groups are speaking out on the urgent need for amending the Constitution to protect the integrity of our democracy. 

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Protection

CFPB Report Confirms 2009 Credit CARD Act Works to Protect Consumers

Statement of U.S. PIRG Consumer Program Director Ed Mierzwinski (Excerpted from his invited testimony) at the CFPB Field Hearing on the Credit CARD Act Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Illinois

News Release | US PIRG | Transit

New Study Finds Technology Enabling Americans to Drive Less

In a first-of-its-kind study, U.S. PIRG compiled nation-wide evidence on transportation apps and vehicle sharing programs, and found that these advanced new tools have made it easier for Americans to drive less.

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