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CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger will deliver the statutory “Semi-Annual Report of the CFPB” to the House Financial Services (10/16) and Senate Banking (10/17) Committees next week. Here are some helpful questions for committee members to ask.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

A new analysis of publicly available information from the FDA by U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund finds only 26 percent of a class of recalled blood pressure medications have been assessed for carcinogen contamiantion -- and the majority had some lots with higher levels than the FDA considers safe.

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Congress is taking a look at the ways that Apple makes it harder to fix our iPhones, iPads and other products as a part of a larger antitrust investigation.

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California came close to passing the most ambitious legislation aimed at reducing plastic pollution in the country. But not close enough.

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It's not just Flint or Newark. Parents and teachers are concerned about lead in drinking water throughout the country. And they're looking for steps they can take to get the lead out.

 

Bruce Speight, 1974-2019

Along with his family and friends, as well as other public interest advocates, the WashPIRG community is mourning the passing of former State Directorour colleague Bruce Speight, who died on September 20. A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.