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Advocacy group to DC Mayor Gray: Veto of LRAA shameful

September 12, 2013

Today the nation’s pioneering consumer and worker advocacy group expressed its disappointment at Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray’s vetoing of the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), legislation that would dramatically improve the lives of some minimum-wage workers in the District.

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NCL applauds Rep. Eshoo for addressing consumer harm caused by tv blackouts

September 11, 2013

NCL is today applauding Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) for introducing the Video CHOICE (Consumers Have Options in Choosing Entertainment) Act.

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LifeSmarts launches 20th anniversary season with all new LifeSmarts.org, other exciting expansions

September 9, 2013

The 2013-2014 LifeSmarts season is officially underway this week, with a new competition year going live at the program’s revamped online home, LifeSmarts.org.

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Buyer Beware: Walgreens prices all over the map

September 5, 2013
Prices vary more at Walgreens than competitors; choosing the 'wrong' Walgreens could cost shoppers up to 55 percent more

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NCL is pleased that the long overdue Silica Rule has been released

August 26, 2013

The National Consumers League is pleased that the Administration has released a rule limiting the amount of silica dust workers can be exposed to on the job.

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Consumer, worker advocacy group congratulates UMWA for ratifying union settlement

August 23, 2013
NCL is pleased that mine workers in Kentucky and West Virginia have ratified an agreement that will ensure current and retired workers receive health care benefits

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National Consumers League statement on FCC actions to make prison phone rates affordable

August 14, 2013
NCL is applauding the Federal Communications Commission for taking action to make prison telephone calling rates more affordable for millions of inmates and their families.

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NCL applauds the fifth anniversary of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

August 12, 2013
Celebrating the first major
update to the authorizing legislation of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal safety agency created in 1974.

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Consumers are ultimate losers in retransmission consent fights

August 6, 2013

The ongoing carriage dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS underscores the fact that the current retransmission consent regime is broken. 

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Consumer group strongly opposes the proposed REINS Act

August 1, 2013

The "Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act)" (H.R. 367), institutes unneeded procedures that would undercut federal agencies ability to protect consumers. Under this proposed bill, both houses of Congress would need to approve any rule passed that has an economic impact of $100 million or more before implementation.

Read more: Consumer group strongly opposes the proposed REINS Act