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NCL comments to USDA regarding interim school lunch rules

July 26, 2012
NCL supports the agency’s decision to bolster schools in their transition to new meal standards by providing a six cent increase in the funding schools receive for each lunch served.

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Consumer group to testify in support of Bloomberg’s soda restrictions

July 24, 2012

In a nation where two-thirds of American adults and one-third American children are either overweight or obese, it is high time for leaders to enact measures to help combat the growing epidemic.

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NCL comments to FDA on the overuse of antibiotics in livestock

July 12, 2012

NCL is pleased that the agency has decided to recommend the increased involvement of veterinarians in the application of antimicrobials.  However, we are concerned that a voluntary approach to reduction of antimicrobial use will not provide strong enough incentives to ensure industry compliance.

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Survey: Majority of 'tweeners' now have cell phones, with many parents concerned about cost

July 10, 2012
New National Consumers League study examines parental attitudes toward cell phone ownership among pre-teens, level of awareness of money-saving strategies.

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Consumer group hails vote on California table saw safety bill

July 6, 2012

NCL is applauding a California bill requiring that, starting in 2015, any new table saw sold in the state must be designed with an “active injury mitigation system,” that would act to prevent severe injury.

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NCL Applauds Supreme Court decision on individual mandate in health care law

June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court's landmark decision upholding The Affordable Care Act is a giant step toward the goal of providing health insurance for all Americans.

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Consumer organization to air concerns before Aviation Consumer Protection Board

June 28, 2012
NCL will be discussing a range of issues, from consumer privacy, the explosion of fees for luggage, seats, food, pillows, etc., above and beyond ticket prices, the need for greater fare and fee transparency, added scrutiny on change and cancellation fees, contract protections for consumers in frequent flyer programs, and opening consumer access to state courts in airline suits.

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NCL's Greenberg testifying before CPSC: Table saws, ATVs, fire hazards

June 20, 2012

NCL's Executive Director Sally Greenberg is testifying before the Consumer Product Safety Commission today during its public meeting regarding agenda and priorities for 2014.

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NCL statement in support for S.B. 875/A-2258 in New Jersey legislature

June 18, 2012
The National Consumers League today announced its strong support for S.B. 875/A-2258, pro-consumer ticketing legislation currently pending in the New Jersey state legislature.

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Consumer Action and The National Consumers League joint statement on Michigan Senate Introducing Pro-Consumer Ticketing Legislation

June 14, 2012

Going to a concert or sporting event should be an exciting occasion for consumers. Unfortunately, consumers too often walk away confused and angry from the ticket-buying experience.

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