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Auto Fuel Efficiency Saves Consumers Almost Four Times Its Technology Cost

Washington, D.C. October 24, 2018 – In advance of comments being submitted on Friday, opposing the government’s rollback of fuel economy standards, the Consumer Federation of America is today releasing an analysis of actual fuel efficiency increases among “all-new” 2018 model year vehicles.  It shows that improvements in MPGs not only pay for themselves, but […]

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Auto Insurers often charge identical neighbors considerably higher premiums because of ZIP Code differences

Washington, D.C. October 15, 2018 – Many good drivers in ten American cities tested by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) are paying far too much for auto insurance simply because of their home ZIP code, the organization reported today. CFA’s research points to significant premium differences in each region among neighbors living within 100 yards […]

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10th Anniversary of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Washington, D.C. Aug. 14, 2018 — Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Kids In Danger (KID), Consumers Union (CU), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), U.S. PIRG, Public Citizen, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, and SafeKids Worldwide today marked the tenth anniversary of the passage of the […]

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Farming, Food Safety, Environmental Organizations Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Toxic Mega Merger

Washington, D.C. Aug. 13, 2018 — A coalition of farming, consumer, and environmental groups delivered more than 97,325 public comments to the Department of Justice today, urging the agency to reject the Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON) merger. The agency closes its comment period today regarding its conditional approval of the merger. The groups argue the […]

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As parting “gift,” Pruitt refuses to follow EPA rules limiting super-polluting trucks on U.S. roads

Washington, D.C. July 11, 2018 — In response to the Trump administration’s refusal to enforce limits on super-polluting glider trucks, Jack Gillis, Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of America and author of The Car Book, said, “By effectively reinstating the glider loophole for heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards, the EPA is refusing to fulfill […]

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The Trump Admin is Attempting to Shield Student Loan Companies from State Consumer Protection

Washington, D.C. March 9, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Department of Education issued an interpretation of federal law that purports to preempt state laws governing student loan debt collection companies. Christopher Peterson, a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Federation of America and the John J Flynn Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Utah, […]

Posted inOp-Ed

Mark Cooper: FCC Net Neutrality Flip-Flop: Wrong on the Facts, Wrong on the Law

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 26, 2018 – The following statement of Mark Cooper, Senior Fellow at the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) outlines the CFA’s response to the publication of the FCC Network Neutrality Order: The Internet was born and thrived for three decades under an FCC policy ensured one of the central principles that governed […]

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Most Large Auto Insurers Charge 40 and 60-Year-Old Women Higher Rates Than Men

Washington, D.C. – Female motorists with perfect driving records often pay significantly more for auto insurance than male drivers with identical driving records and other characteristics the insurers use to price auto insurance, according to new research by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) released today. This finding contrasts with the public perception that men […]

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New Analysis Shows Energy Efficiency Standards Have Saved Consumers Over $1 Trillion

WASHINGTON, DC, July 17, 2017 – The Consumer Federation of America filed comments and a report in response to the Department of Energy’s Request for Information regarding reducing regulation  that shows appliance efficiency standards have saved consumers trillions of dollars and helped grow the economy.  These benefits could be undermined if the DOE abandons the […]

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250 Consumer Groups: Rolling Back MPG Standards Will Roll Over Hard-hit, Hardworking Americans

WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2017 – “The Environmental Protection Agency’s rescinding of the Final Determination that kept in place the current fuel-economy standards is an attack on consumer protection standards that help all Americans save money,” said Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America’s (CFA) Director of Public Affairs and author of The Car Book. “Hard-hit, […]

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Executive Order to Strip Millions of Middle Class Families of Retirement Savings Protections

Feb. 3, 2017 – Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Better Markets, and Consumer Federation of America (CFA) put out the following statement on President Trump’s Memorandum for the Secretary of Labor regarding the Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary Rule). President Trump continues his streak of throwing middle […]

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Consumer Groups Cheer California’s Pioneering Computer Energy Efficiency Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 14, 2016 –  Leading national and California consumer groups are applauding the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) approval of the nation’s first-ever energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors. “The new standards are expected to save Californians more than $370 million on their power bills every year,” said Shannon Baker-Branstetter, energy and environment […]

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CFA’s 12 Ways to Save Energy and Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 5, 2016—Saving energy and money go “hand in hand” and today the Consumer Federation of America has identified 12 simple ways consumers can save both as the nation celebrates its first Energy Efficiency Day (October 5, 2016). Today, CFA joins thousands of organizations, companies, and individuals in a nationwide effort to become […]

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