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  • CFA and CU Release New Consumer Light Bulb Guide, 12/29/11. (PDF)
  • ATVs Are Not Toys: The Wrong Choice for Children this Holiday Season, 12/20/11. (PDF)
  • Consumers Won’t Receive the Gift of Information on Alcoholic Beverages this Holiday Season, 12/20/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Releases New Guide For Holiday Driving: How Consumers Can Get the Auto Insurance Settlement They Deserve, 12/14/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Offers Tips For a “Food-Safe” Holiday Season, 12/14/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Praise FDIC Settlement to Stop RALs, 12/09/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Board Unanimously Approves Statement of Support for Credit Unions, 12/09/11. (PDF)
  • As Abusive Financial Practices Mount, Senate to Vote on Leader for New Consumer Protection Agency, 12/07/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Works With Green Dot Corporation to Warn Consumers About Scam Artists, 12/07/11. (PDF)
  • Study Finds Consumer Benefits of Unlicensed Spectrum Exceed $50B Per Year, 11/29/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Adds Director of Insurance Claims Projects to Staff, 11/29/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis Plunkett, Legislative Director, on the Retirement of Representative Barney Frank, 11/28/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Petition Before FDA to Label Genetically Modified Food, 11/23/11. (PDF)
  • CFA’s ID Theft Website Provides New Tips for Keeping Personal Information Safe During the Holidays, 11/22/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Praises House-Senate Conferees for Increased Funding for FDA, 11/18/11. (PDF)
  • According to 12th Annual CFA-CUNA Holiday Spending Survey, Consumers Feeling Worse About Their Finances, 11/21/11. (PDF)
  • 54.5 MPG Standard Protects Consumers’ Pocketbooks, 11/16/11. (PDF)
  • Oil Speculation on Wall Street Devastates Household Budgets on Main Street, 11/3/11. (PDF)
  • Military Families Need Fully Armed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Battle High‐Stress Credit Products and Practices, 11/02/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Challenge Company’s Attempt to Hide Its Lawsuit Over a New Federal Product Safety Database, 10/31/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Commend U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Thomas Moore for his 16 Years of Service, 10/27/11. (PDF)
  • CFA's Mark Cooper on FCC Reform of Intercarrier Compenseaion and High Cost Funds, 10/27/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Survey Finds That Most Parents are Unaware of an Important New Product Safety Protection, 10/25/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on FDA Report on Listeria Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes, 10/19/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud CPSC Vote for Independent Safety Testing of Toys, Children’s Products, 10/19/11. (PDF)
  • CFA's Dr. Mark Cooper on the Launch of a Self-Regulatory Approach to Consumer Protection for Cellular Service, 10/17/11. (PDF)
  • New Information on www.idtheftinfo.org Regarding Child Identity Theft, 10/17/11 (PDF).
  • Wall Street’s Oil Speculation Clobbers Main Street’s Consumers, 10/13/11. (PDF)
  • Statement by CFA's Barbara Roper in Response to Jobs Council Recommendation to Roll Back Protections against Accounting Fraud, 10/12/11. (PDF)
  • Expert Panel Finds that Formaldehyde and Methylene Glycol are Unsafe as Used in Hair Smoothing Products—CFA Applauds Decision, 10/12/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls on Congress to Keep Fuel Economy Standards Strong, 10/11/11. (PDF)
  • As Abusive Financial Practices Mount, Senate Committee Acts on Leader for New Consumer Protection Agency, 10/05/11.(PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates Applaud H&R Block Decision to Forego RALs, 09/14/11. (PDF)
  • CFA’s Carol Tucker-Foreman on Obama Administration Decision to Declare Additional Strains of E. coli as Adulterants, 09/13/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on Obama Administration Decision to Declare Additional Strains of E. coli as Adulterants, 09/13/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Unveils New ID Theft Website, 09/07/11. (PDF)
  • Statement on Today's Confirmation Hearing of Richard Cordray to Lead CFPB, 09/06/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Walk Out of Failed Window Covering Standards Process, 09/01/11. (PDF)
  • What Consumers Should Do to Get Fair Claims Payments in the Wake of Hurricane Irene, 08/26/11. (PDF)
  • Statement by America Saves on the Wealth Gap Between Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics, 08/18/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge USDA to Declare Antibiotic-Resistant Strains of Salmonella Adulterants in Meat and Poultry, 08/11/11. (PDF)
  • Despite FRB Opt-In Rules, Big Banks Still Charge Steep Fees for Overdrafts, 08/03/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups: New Fuel Standards Will Save You Money at the Pump, 07/29/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Obama Administration on New Fuel Economy Standards, 07/29/11. (PDF)
  • Nation's Top 10 Consumer Complaints: Report Highlights New Complaints and Other Challenges to Consumers and Consumer Protection Agencies, 07/27/11. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumers Union Launched an Ad Campaign Promoting High Fuel Economy Standards, 07/26/2011. (PDF)
  • 10 Reasons Why the President Should Set the Fuel Economy Standard at 56 MPG by 2025, 07/25/11. (PDF)
  • Financial Reform is on Track, But Dark Clouds are Forming, Says New CFA Report, 07/20/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis Plunkett on the Nomination  of Richard Cordray to Lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 07/18/11. (PDF)
  • Car Makers Try to Scare White House into Exempting Gas Guzzling SUVs from New Fuel Economy Standards, 07/15/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Action on Non-O157:H7 STECs; Recognize Beef Company’s Decision to Test for STECs, 7/14/11. (PDF)
  • Auto Industry Recommends that the President “Water-Down” his Approach to Coping with Cost of Gas and Dependence on Foreign Oil, 07/05/11. (PDF)
  • CFA’s Chris Waldrop Op-Ed – Calorie Cover-Up: Menu Labeling Should Include Alcoholic Beverages, 6/30/11. (PDF)
  • CFA and CU Release Statement on OECD Internet Privacy Principles, 06/29/11. (PDF)
  • Senators, CPSC, Consumer Advocates Applaud Strong Crib Safety Standards to Prevent Infant Deaths and Injuries, 06/28/11. (PDF)
  • The Consumer Case for Strong Fuel Economy Standards: 56 MPG By 2025 Works, 06/28/11. (PDF)
  • House Appropriations Committee Votes to Gut Safety Database, 06/23/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Legislative Director on House Appropriations' Cuts to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 06/22/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Legislative Director Travis Plunkett on House Appropriations’ Cuts to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 06/16/11. (PDF)
  • CFA and NCL Team Up To Educate the Public on Avoiding Fake Check Scams, 06/14/11. (PDF)
  • CFA to Present Three Awards For Distinguished Lifetime Service to American Consumers, 06/13/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds DOE’s New Regional Efficiency Standards for Air Conditioners and Furnaces and Upgrade of Heat Pump Standards, 06/10/11. (PDF)
  • Carol Tucker-Foreman Op Ed – Mr. President, Can You Hear Us Now?, 06/06/11. (PDF)
  • New Fuel Economy Ratings on EPA Window Labels Show Need for Improvement, 05/31/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups ask House Energy and Commerce Committee to Put Kids First When 'Marking Up' Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, 05/25/11. (PDF)
  • New Fuel Economy Labels Will Empower Consumers, 05/25/11. (PDF)
  • Gas Costs: 10 Ways to Save Memorial Day Weekend and Throughout the Summer, 05/24/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Provide Advice on How to Get Real Debt Help, Not Empty Promises, 05/24/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Survey and Report Finds Gas Expenditures Driving Concern About Gas Prices and Support for Higher Auto Standards, 05/16/11. (PDF)
  • House Moves to Handcuff New Consumer Financial Agency and Keep Dangerous Derivatives Markets in the Shadows, 05/12/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Health, and Safety Groups Urge Congress to Reject Bill that Weakens the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, 05/11/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Congress to Allow SEC to Proceed with Fiduciary Rule for Brokers, 05/10/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Hails Rockefeller “Do Not Track” Legislation, 05/09/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates: FDIC Action Shows RALs are Unsafe and Unsound, 05/09/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis Plunkett Regarding Announcement by 44 Senators on Confirmation of CFPB Director, 05/05/11. (PDF)
  • House Financial Services Subcommittee Moves to Handcuff New Consumer Financial Agency: CFA Urges Members to Reject Bills, 05/04/11. (PDF)
  • Carol Tucker-Foreman Op Ed - It's Time to Move the Needle on non-O157:H7 STECs, 05/02/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Final Rule on Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry Products, 4/20/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call on Treasury Department to Provide Consumers with Alcohol Labeling Information, 4/18/11. (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to Consumer Product Safety Law Pose Critical Dangers to Children: House to Hold Hearing on Proposal to Amend CPSIA, 04/07/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper in Response to Obama's Speech on America's Energy Security, 03/30/11. (PDF)
  • NJ Attorney General and Consumer Federation of America Launch Nationwide Education Program to Combat “Grandparent Scam,” 03/24/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Surveys Reveal Record Public Concern About Gas Prices and Dependence on Oil Imports, 03/16/11. (PDF)
  • As Warren Testifies on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Need For New Agency Has Never Been Greater, 03/16/11. (PDF)
  • National Survey Reveals that Individuals with High-Cost Debt are Likely to Find Saving Relatively Difficult, 03/15/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and safety groups applaud launch of consumer product safety database, 03/11/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls on the Senate to Pass Appliance Efficiency Standards and to Resist Repeal of Lighting Standards, 03/10/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Issues Best Practices for Identity Theft Services, 03/10/11. (PDF)
  • Expert Panel Urges Caution for Consumers and Hair Care Professionals when Using or Applying “Keratin-Based” Hair Smoothing Products, 03/09/11. (PDF)
  • Americans Want Appliances Standards to Drive Down Cost of Home Energy, 03/08/11. (PDF)
  • End In Sight For Quickie Tax Loans: Latest NCLC/CFA Report Documents Twilight of the Refund Anticipation Loan, 02/28/11. (PDF)
  • New Survey Reveals What Consumers Know and Don't Know About Changing Credit Score Marketplace, 02/28/11. (PDF)
  • Child, Health and Consumer Advocates Ask FTC for Teen Privacy Protections, including Do-Not-Track and No Behavioral Targeting, 02/18/11. (PDF)
  • Shareowners.org, CFA and CII Launch Web Push to Save Crucial SEC, CFTC Financial Market Oversight From Budget Cuts, 02/16/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA Director of Investor Protection Barbara Roper in Response to President Obama’s FY ’12 Budget, 02/14/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA Director of Investor Protection Barbara Roper in Response to House 2011 Continuing Resolution, 02/12/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates Applaud FDIC Action Against Unsafe and Unsound Refund Anticipation Loans, 2/11/11. (PDF)
  • Administration Proposals Could Threaten Consumer Access to Safe, Affordable Homeownership, 02/11/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Privacy Legislation: Bills Would Give Consumers Better Control of Online and Financial Privacy, 02/11/11. (PDF)
  • SEC Study Proposes Sound Approach for Requiring Brokers to Act in Customers’ Best Interests, 1/24/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Comes to Life in Six Months: Consumer Abuses Continue; the CFPB’s Oversight Can’t Come Soon Enough, 01/20/11. (PDF)
  • SEC Study Offers Fair Assessment of Policy Options to Address Pressing Investment Adviser Oversight Resource Challenges, 01/20/11. (PDF)
  • Advocates Applaud Treasury Pilot Program to Speed Tax Refunds to Consumers with No Bank Account, 1/13/11. (PDF)
  • Major Changes for Tax Refund Loans: Fewer Loans Available, But More Pricey, 1/6/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on President Obama Signing FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into Law, 1/04/11. (PDF)

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2010

  • 2010 Was A Great Year for Consumers: New Federal Protections will Increase Safety of Food, Products and Financial Services, 12/22/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Final House Passage of FDA Food Safety Legislation; Sends Bill to the President, 12/21/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and AAP Say ATVs the Wrong Choice for Children This Holiday Season, Numbers of ATV Deaths and Injuries Still High Though Trending Downward, 12/20/10. (PDF)
  • The U.S. Senate Delivers an Early Gift-Passes the FDA Food Safety Act, 12/19/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Says Self-Regulation Not the Answer to Protecting Privacy: Susan Grant Comments on Commerce Proposal to Address Privacy Violations, 12/16/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on New CDC Estimates of Foodborne Illnesses, Hospitalizations and Deaths, 12/15/10. (PDF)
  • New Mandatory Crib Standards Adopted by CPSC: Consumer and Safety Groups Laud ‘Strongest Crib Standards in the World’, 12/15/10. (PDF)
  • New Anti-fraud Program Launched in Arizona: Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams, 12/14/10. (PDF)
  • New Anti-fraud Program Launched in California: Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams, 12/13/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Releases New Tips For Buying Online: How to Avoid Swindlers and Purchase Securely as Millions of Consumers Buy Online, 12/09/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Issues Consumer Alert about Auto Insurers that Make Unjustifiably Low Claims’ Payments, 12/09/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds House Vote on FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 12/8/10. (PDF)
  • New Anti-fraud Program Launched in New York: Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams, 12/7/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Rachel Weintraub Testifies on CPSC and Product Safety in Holiday Season, 12/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls for a "Do-Not-Track" Tool to Protect Consumers Online, 12/02/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Welcome FCC Action on Network Neutrality, 12/01/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Releases Best Practices For Consumer Protection in Cloud Computing Services, 11/30/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on Senate Passage of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 11/30/10. (PDF)
  • Important Consumer Tool Passes Final Hurdle: Groups Praise CPSC Vote for Consumer Product Safety Information Database, 11/24/10. (PDF)
  • 11th Annual Consumer Spending Survey - Consumers Report Improvement in Financial Condition, Intend to Spend More This Holiday Season 11/22/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on Cloture Vote for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 11/17/10. (PDF)
  • New Anti-fraud Program Launched in South Carolina: Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams,11/17/10. (PDF)
  • New Anti-fraud Program Launched in Virginia: Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams,11/16/10. (PDF)
  • New Anti-fraud Program Launched in Florida: Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams,11/16/10. (PDF)
  • ATT Supreme Court Case Could Block Consumers from Using Class Action Lawsuits to Hold Corporations Responsible for Wrong-Doing, 11/08/10. (PDF)
  • New Anti-fraud Program Launched in Tennessee: Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams,10/27/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call on the Office of Comptroller of the Currency to End Abusive Overdraft Practices, 10/19/10. (PDF)
  • Consumers Continue to be Plagued by ID Theft - New Tips from CFA Help Shop for Identity Theft Services, 10/19/10. (PDF)
  • New Anti-fraud Program Launched in Colorado: Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams, 10/13/10. (PDF)
  • National Survey Shows that Most Consumers Support 60 MPG Fuel Economy Standards by 2025, 09/28/10. (PDF)
  • Fuel Economy and Consumer Savings Survey Fact Sheet, 09/28/10. (PDF)
  • New Anti-fraud Program Launched in Georgia: Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams, 9/28/10. (PDF)
  • 22 Consumer Groups Call on President to Raise Fuel Economy Standards to 60 MPG By 2025, 09/22/10. (PDF)
  • Nation’s Highest Ranking Food Safety Official Will Address National Food Policy Conference September 23, 09/17/10. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA Legislative Director Travis Plunkett in Response to the Announcements by the Administration Regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 09/17/10. (PDF)
  • Survey: Vast Majority of U.S. Investors Support Clear "Fiduciary Standard" for Financial Professionals, Widespread Confusion Seen Linked to Current SEC Rules, 09/15/10. (LINK)
  • 2010 Models Don’t Make the Fuel Economy Grade: New Labels Can Increase Automaker Mileage Performance The Same Way the Crash Test Results Improved Safety Performance, 09/15/10. (PDF)
  • CFA, CT Department of Consumer Protection, CT Department of Banking, and Credit Union League of CT Launch New Fake Check Scam Consumer Education Project, 9/14/10. (PDF)
  • Tons of Food Recalled and Thousands Sickened as Senate Stalls on Food Safety, 09/08/10. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA Director of Public Affairs and Author of The Car Book Jack Gillis in Response to New EPA Fuel Economy Labels 09/03/10. (PDF)
  • New CFA Report: 60MPG or More Standard is Economically Achievable and Truly Responsive to Consumer Needs, 09/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges SEC to Use its Latest Study to Lay the Groundwork for a New Pro-Investor Approach to Regulation, 08/30/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on Recess Appointment of Elisabeth Hagen for Under Secretary for Food Safety, 08/19/10. (PDF)
  • National Food Policy Conference to Focus on Child Nutrition and Health, 08/17/10 (PDF)
  • Investors Urged to Speak Out in Favor of Strengthened Investor Protections, 08/16/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on Manager's Package for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 08/12/10. (PDF)
  • High Stakes in Housing Finance Reform, 08/11/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates Applaud End of IRS-Provided Service to Refund Anticipation Lenders, 08/05/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds the FTC for New Rules Concerning Debt Relief Services, 07/29/10. (PDF)
  • Economy Squeezes Consumers and Consumer Agencies: Bogus Help Saving Homes from Fo reclosure was Fastest Growing Complaint in Latest Consumer Agency Survey, 07/27/10. (PDF)
  • Ten Ways to Protect Against Scams and Rip-Offs. (PDF)
  • New Tools to Find and Inform Consumers about Recalled Products: US CPSC Chairman, Illinois Attorney General, Consumers and Parents Urge Compliance and Participation in Product Registration Program, 07/22/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Coalition to Urge Passage of Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010, 07/21/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Applauds President Obama's Signing of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill Into Law, 07/21/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls on Representatives to Reject Flood Insurance Bill and Study Ending or Overhauling Federal Flood Program, 07/15/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Applauds Senate Vote on the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill, 07/15/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on President's Statement on Food Safety, 7/07/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Applauds House Passage of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill, 6/30/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Mark Beginning of New Era in Recall Effectiveness, 06/29/10. (PDF)
  • Consumers Warned Not to Opt In as Banks Market Expensive Debit Card Overdraft Fees, 06/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Survey of Big Bank Overdraft Fees and Terms, 06/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Bank Debit Card Overdraft Total Costs and APRs, 06/29/10. (PDF)
  • Get the Facts About Overdrafts and Fees Brochure, 06/29/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Hails Financial Regulatory Reform Bill Passed by the Conference Committee as a Major Achievement, 06/25/10. (PDF)
  • Reject Auto Dealer Carve-Out from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Urge Consumer, Military, and Civil Rights Groups, 06/22/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates Applaud Tri-Lateral Announcement to Eliminate Hazards Posed by Window Blinds: Urge Action Steps to Ensure Success, 06/18/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates Applaud Tri-Lateral Announcement to Eliminate Hazards Posed by Window Blinds: Urge Action Steps to Ensure Success, 06/17/10. (PDF)
  • Civil Rights, Union, Consumer Organizations Urge Conferees: Auto Dealers Should NOT Be Exempt from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 06/16/10. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA Director of Investor Protection, Barbara Roper, in Support of House Fiduciary Duty Provision, 6/15/10. (PDF)
  • Without Fiduciary Protections, It's "Buyer Beware" for Investors, 06/15/10. (PDF)
  • Consumers Need Relief from Debt Settlement Rip-Offs: Consumer and Privacy Groups Support Senate and House Bills to Curb Debt Settlement Abuses, 06/15/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer's Guide to the Financial Regulatory Reform Conference Committee Shows How Americans Will Benefit from Key Provisions, 06/14/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Weighs in with Congress on Top Priorities for Financial Regulatory Reform Conference, 06/09/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Report Finds Consumer Complaint Websites Useful to Complainants, Shoppers, and Third Parties, 06/07/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on IOM Report on the Role of the Food and Drug Administration, 06/7/10. (PDF)
  • Ten Privacy and Consumer Groups Ask Congressional Leaders to Strengthen Privacy Bill, 06/07/10. (PDF)
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues Mandatory Standard for Baby Bath Seat: Strengthens Standard but Falls Short of a Ban, 05/25/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Hails Senate Passage of Historic Financial Reform Legislation, 05/20/10. (PDF)
  • Senate to Take Up Dangerous Snowe Amendment to Give Some Abusive Lenders First Crack at Stopping Consumer Bureau Rules, 05/19/10. (PDF)
  • Military and Consumer Groups Oppose Reworked Brownback Amendment, 05/19/10. (PDF)
  • Snowe, Enzi Amendments Would Tie Consumer Bureau in Knots, 05/18/10. (PDF)
  • Americans Strongly Support Cutting Oil Consumption, Increasing Fuel Economy Standards to 50 MPG, 05/18/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges the Senate to Defeat the Brownback Loophole for Auto Dealers Who Issue Abusive Loans, 05/17/10. (PDF)
  • Scorecard Shows Consumers Pay Steep Rates for Small Loans, 05/13/10. (PDF)
  • Military Groups and the Department of Defense Agree- Consumer Financial Protection Agency Should Cover Auto Dealers, 04/22/10. (PDF)
  • CDC FoodNet Data Shows Some Success, But Most Progress On Reducing Foodborne Illness Remains Stalled, 04/15/10. (PDF)
  • Poll Results Show Strong Support for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, 04/12/10. (PDF)
  • Administration Changes to Loan Modifications are Very Positive, 3/26/10. (PDF)
  • Consumers' Guide to Senate Banking Markup, 03/22/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Senator Dodd For Moving Forward on Financial Reforms, Calls for Improvements to Protect Consumers and Investors, 03/15/10. (PDF)
  • National Broadband Plan Response from Dr. Mark Cooper, 03/15/10. (PDF)
  • America Saves Reaches 200,000 Savers, 03/11/10. (PDF)
  • Sustain the GSEs' Legacy, 03/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Changes to Bank of America's Overdraft Policies and Calls for Further Federal Regulation of Overdraft Practices, 03/10/10. (PDF)
  • America Saves Week Annual Savers Survey, 02/22/10. (PDF)
  • New Credit Card Protections are a Good Start but Americans Still Need a Consumer Cop, 02/22/10. (PDF)
  • New Study on Low-and Moderate-Income Savers, 02/18/10. (PDF)
  • Statistic Sheet: Who is Saving, 02/18/10. (PDF)
  • Beginning of the End?: Major Changes to Quick Tax Refund Loans Industry, 2/16/10. (PDF)
  • CUNA and CFA Survey Shows Consumers Unaware of Upcoming Credit Card Protections, Taking Action to Protect Themselves from Recent Changes, 02/9/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and NCLC Call on Bank Regulator to Enforce Rules for Quickie Tax Refund Loans, 2/8/10. (PDF)
  • Consumers Overwhelmingly Support Bank Overdraft Reforms: 15 Largest Banks Continue to Pile on Fees, 02/04/10. (PDF)
  • Survey of Big Bank Overdraft Fees (PDF)
  • Overdraft Examples (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on New USDA Framework for Animal Traceability, 02/05/10. (PDF)
  • National Consumer Organizations Applaud Governor Crist for Holding Down Insurance Rates, 02/02/10. (PDF)
  • Coalition of Public Interest Organizations Urge President Obama to Appoint New Leadership at the CPSC, 01/30/09. (PDF)
  • CFA's Director of Insurance with Americans for Insurance Reform on Insurer "Tort Cost" Report, 01/29/10. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Urges USDA to Change E. coli Traceback Policy, 01/27/10. (PDF)
  • ATV Injuries and Deaths Among Children Decrease; Numbers Trending Downward But Still High, 1/26/10. (PDF)
  • Beware of Debt Settlement Trap: Consumer Groups Offer Tips on Getting Real Relief, 01/26/10. (PDF)
  • TicketDisaster.org Statement on DOJ Settlement of Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger, 01/26/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on Nomination of Dr. Elisabeth Hagen as Under Secretary for Food Safety, 01/25/10. (PDF)
  • Beginning of the End?: Major Changes to Quick Tax Refund Loans Industry, 1/19/10. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Calls on USDA to Take Action on Mechanically Tenderized Meat Products, 01/19/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Appointment of Mike Taylor as Deputy Commissioner for Foods, 01/14/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Statement on Senator Dodd's Decision to Retire, 01/06/10. (PDF)

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2009

  • Public Interest and Live Event Industry Groups Announce New Coalition to Fight Anti-Competitive Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger, 12/16/09. (PDF)
  • Survey: Iowans Oppose Insurance Credit Scoring, Consumer Groups Criticize Biased Defense of Insurer Practices, 12/15/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Hails House Passage of H.R. 4173, "The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act," 12/11/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges the House of Representatives to Strengthen and Pass Financial Regulatory Reform, 12/08/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Watchdog: Michigan FAIR Initiative Modeled after Nation's Most Successful Insurance Reforms, 12/01/09. (PDF)
  • Public Interest Groups Call on Justice Department to Block Ticketmaster/LiveNation/Comcast Merger, 12/1/09. (PDF)
  • Large Majority of Americans Remain Concerned About Gas Prices and Oil Imports, 11/24/09. (PDF)
  • Consumers Likely to Exercise Less Spending Restraint This Holiday Season, According to Tenth Annual CFA-CUNA Spending Survey, 11/23/09. (PDF)
  • National Consumer Protection and Industry Groups Issue Joint Statement on the Ticketmaster/Live Nation Merger Investigation, 11/19/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls on the Senate to Pass the FAIR Overdraft Coverage Act, 11/17/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Federal Reserve Board Overdraft Rules As Good First Step But More Protections Are Needed, 11/12/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds the Introduction of Senator Dodd's Financial Reform Package, 11/10/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Responds to the Passage of the Investor Protection Act out of the House Financial Services Committee, 11/4/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud FTC's Proposed Rules for Debt Relief Services, 11/03/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls on House to Pass Overdraft Protection Act of 2009, 10/30/09. (PDF)
  • House Financial Services Committee Vote on SOX Rollback Will Test Commitment to Pro-Investor Reform, 10/28/09. (PDF)
  • Survey Shows Consumers Misunderstand Gift Cards, 10/26/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds House Financial Services Committee's Passage of Consumer Financial Protection Agency, 10/22/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Weakening of Derivatives Legislation, 10/21/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose Moore Amendment to Strip Credit Insurance Authority from CFPA, 10/15/09. (PDF)-(Charts)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Congress Not to Cut Insurance Protections, 10/14/09. (PDF)
  • Bank Lobbyists Try to Gut CFPA, 10/09/09. (PDF)
  • Groups Concerned Over Auto Dealer Exemption in the CFPA, 10/7/09. (PDF)
  • Big Bank "Reforms" Fail to Protect Customers, Consumer Financial Protection Agency Needed, 10/05/09. (PDF)
  • Consumers Still at Risk from Bank Overdraft Loans: Big Bank "Reforms" Fail to Protect Customers, Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) Needed, 10/05/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Representatives Oppose Finance Committee Proposal to Give Health Insurance Authority to National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 09/30/09. (PDF)
  • Credit Card Issuers Use More Tricks and Traps in Advance of New Law, 09/28/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Applauds President Obama's Speech on Financial Regulatory Reform, 09/14/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Survey: Americans Want Consumer Agency for Financial Products and Services, 09/09/09. (PDF)
  • New Survey on Parents' Concerns about Their Children's Money Management Skills -- Ten Teen Money Myths Exposed, 09/08/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups urge Congress to enact legislation to protect consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Congratulate Senator Merkley on Introduction of Deceptive Loan Check Elimination Act, 08/06/09. (PDF)
  • U.S. Treasury Report on Loan Modifications Shows Much Work Remains, 08/04/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Complaints Up, Resources to Help Down: Debt Collection is Fastest Growing Complaint in Latest Consumer Agency Survey, 07/30/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Praises House for Passage of Food Safety Enhancement Act, 07/30/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges House to Pass Food Safety Enhancement Act, 07/28/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Big Bank Overdraft Fee Survey, 07/16/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Robert Hunter, CFA's Director of Insurance, on Governor Crist's Veto of Consumer Choice Insurance Bill, 06/24/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Passage of Food Safety Enhancement Act, 06/17/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Organizations Urge Fast Action to Create Strong, Independent Financial Regulator, 06/17/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA Director of Investor Protection Barbara Roper On the President's Plan for Financial Regulatory Reform, 06/17/09. (PDF)
  • Fake Check Scams Press Release (Spanish Version), 05/27/09. (PDF)
  • Fake Check Scams Press Release, 05/27/09. (PDF)
  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Standards Can Save Consumers $200 Billion per Year by 2030, 05/21/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis Plunkett on Passage of the Credit Cardholder's Bill of Rights by the Senate, 05/19/09. (PDF)
  • Obama Fuel Economy Standard Will Save Consumers Nearly $500 Per Year in Gas Costs, 05/19/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Precautions Against H1N1 Flu Virus, 04/30/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis Plunkett on Passage of the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights by the House of Representatives, 04/30/09. (PDF)
  • State Insurance Commissioners to Consider Dropping Consumer Protections in Favor of Industry-Supported Deregulation , 04/14/09. (PDF)
  • CDC: No Progress on Foodborne Illness in Last 5 Years; People Over 50 Most Likely to be Hospitalized or Die as a Result of Foodborne Pathogens, 04/09/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Analysis of Financial Crisis Documents Causes, Demonstrates Need for Comprehensive Reforms, 04/06/09. (PDF)
  • CFA's Carol Tucker-Foreman Testifies Before House Agriculture Committee, Urges Modernization of Food Safety Laws, 04/02/09. (PDF)
  • Senate Committee Passes Landmark Credit Card Bill - Consumer Groups Praise Senator Dodd for Progress on Bill to Curb Unfair Practices, 04/01/09. (PDF)
  • Senate Panel to Consider Landmark Credit Card Bill: Consumer Groups Urge Support, 03/30/09. (PDF)
  • To Catch a Thief: New analysis of a growing industry raises questions about claims and how services actually help consumers, 03/18/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on FDA Appointments of Hamburg and Sharfstein, 03/11/09. (PDF)
  • Durbin, Schumer Propose New Credit Safety Agency For Consumers, 03/10/09. (PDF)
  • Quickie Refund Loans: Bad for Consumers, Bad for the U.S. Treasury, 02/27/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker-Foreman on Appointment of Dr. Kathleen Merrigan as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, 02/25/09. (PDF)
  • Second Annual America Saves Week Survey Reveals Adverse Impacts of, and Even Greater Concern about, Current Recession, 02/23/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Advise Consumers to Check their Insurers' Financial Condition, 02/20/09. (PDF)
  • Obama Mortgage Relief Plan Offers Large Scale Approach That Could Help Millions of Homeowners, 02/18/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Shift to Preventive Food Safety System at FDA, 02/11/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Congress to Act Quickly to Reform FDA, 02/11/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Efforts to Modernize Food Safety System, 02/04/09. (PDF)
  • Obama Mortgage Relief Plan Offers Large Scale Approach That Could Help Millions of Homeowners, 02/18/09. (PDF)
  • Despite $1.90 Pump Price, a Large Majority of Americans Remain Concerned About Gas Prices and Oil Import Dependence, 02/03/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud Insurance Regulators' Decision to Keep Life Insurers Financially Strong, 01/29/09. (PDF)
  • Consumers Urged to Keep More of Their Tax Refunds by Avoiding Quickie Loans, 01/21/09. (PDF)
  • Stimulus Bill Should Include Auto Buyback Program to Jump Start Car Sales and Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil, 01/15/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on the New California Senate Committee on Food and Agriculture, 01/13/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates Decry Use of Bailout Money to Make Predatory Loans to Working Poor Families, 01/05/09. (PDF)

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2008

  • Insurance Regulators Warned Not to Weaken Financial Strength of Life Insurance; Consumer Groups Ask NAIC to Reject Pressure from Insurers, 12/29/08. (PDF)
  • Jury's Out on Regulators' New Proposal to Address Abusive Overdraft Loans, 12/22/08. (PDF)
  • Banking Regulators Finalize Rules on Credit Card Abuses; Congress Must Act to Provide Broader Reform More Quickly, 12/18/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Praises Appointment of Tom Vilsack as Next Secretary of Agriculture, 12/17/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call on Obama Administration to Take Action on Food Safety During First 100 Days, 12/12/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Next Agriculture Secretary to Have Food Safety, Nutrition, Environmental Focus, 12/11/08/ (PDF)
  • Statement of Jean Ann Fox, CFA Director of Financial Services, on FDIC Study of Bank Overdraft Programs, 12/03/08. (PDF)
  • "Women on Their Own" in Much Worse Financial Condition Than Other Americans, 12/02/08. (PDF)
  • Consumers Plan to Reduce Holiday Spending This Year, 11/24/08. (PDF)
  • Study Finds Significant Differences in Auto and Home Insurance Information Provided by States to Consumers, 11/10/08. (PDF)
  • ATV Injuries and Deaths Continue to Affect America's Families; New CPSC Data Documents Hazards, 10/24/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of Chris Waldrop on the Implementation of Country of Origin Labeling, 09/30/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis Plunkett on Passage of the Credit Cardholder's Bill of Rights by the House of Representatives, 09/23/08. (PDF)
  • Hispanic Americans Pay Higher Used Car Loan Rates, 09/22/08. (PDF)
  • Hispanos Pagan Intereses Más Altos en los Préstamos de Autos Usados, 09/22/08. (PDF)
  • SEC Roadmap Would Undermine the Quality and Comparability of Financial Reporting, 08/27/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA Director of Investor Protection Barbara Roper in Response to SEC Roadmap to Move to International Accounting Standards, 08/27/08. (PDF)
  • Scorecard Shows Many States Fail to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lending Practices, 08/27/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA Director of Investor Protection Barbara Roper in Response to the SEC's Announcement that it had Signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement with Australia, 08/25/08. (PDF)
  • Administration's Proposed Fuel Economy Standard Denies Consumers and the Nation 150 Billion Gallons of Vital Energy Savings, 08/18/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud President for Signing Strong Product Safety Bill Into Law, 08/14/08. (PDF)
  • Overdraft Loan Fees Increase at Nation's Ten Largest Banks: Federal Reserve Proposal Fails to Protect Consumers from Unauthorized Loans, 08/06/08. (PDF)
  • Dramatic Shift to Fuel Efficient Vehicles Began in 2005: New Auto Sales Analysis Reveals Market Reality Missed by Automakers & NHTSA, 08/04/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud Senate Passage of Strong Product Safety Bill; Urge President to Sign Bill into Law Now, 07/31/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud House Passage of Strong Product Safety Bill, 07/30/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of Allen Fishbein, CFA Director of Housing, on the Enactment of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, H.R. 3221, 07/30/08. (PDF)
  • House Committee to Consider Landmark Credit Card Legislation, 07/28/08. (PDF)
  • CPSC Data Shows Safety Recalls Increased 22% over Last Year: Leading Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Enact Strong Reforms before Recess, 07/23/08. (PDF)
  • Over 30,000 Consumers Flood the Federal Reserve Board with Complaints About Abusive Credit Card Practices, 07/23/08. (PDF)
  • Senator Durbin Introduces Quick Fix for Predatory Consumer Lending: 36 Percent Cap Ends Out-of-Control 400 Percent Rates, 07/18/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call on Congress to Finalize Product Safety Legislation Now; Delays on Toy Safety Should End, 07/17/08. (PDF)
  • Statement on Recent Federal Action to Provide Stand-by Support to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, 07/17/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on USDA Announcement to Identify Retail Stores where Recalled Meat has been Sold, 07/11/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Understanding of Credit Scores Improves but Remains Poor: Results of CFA/WaMu Credit Score Survey, 07/10/08. (PDF)
  • La Comprensión de la Calificación del Crédito por Parte del Consumidor, Mejora Pero Aún es Baja, 07/10/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on the Need for a Standardized Traceability System for Produce, 07/03/08. (PDF)
  • Administration Fails to Follow Congressional Mandate: CFA Releases Detailed Analysis of Failure to Meet Mandate of Energy Independence and Security Act Passed by Congress Last Year, 07/01/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Linking National School Lunch Program and Animal ID, 06/27/08. (PDF)
  • New York State Legislature Advances Bill to Allow Huge Auto Insurance Rate Increases, 06/23/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call on Governor Paterson to Rein in Excessive Automobile Insurance Rates, 06/13/08. (PDF)
  • $4 Gallon Gas Should Lower Auto Insurance Rates for Many Consumers: Consumers Who Are Driving Less Should Contact their Insurance Companies, 06/10/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Angered by FDA and USDA Inaction on CO-Treated Meat, 06/02/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds Senator Kohl for Substantially Increasing FDA Funding, 05/08/08. (PDF)
  • Banking Regulators Target Credit Card Abuses: Rules Take Positive First Step to Rein in Unjust Interest Rate Hikes and Billing Practices; Groups Call on Congress to Provide Additional Consumer Protections, 05/02/08. (PDF)
  • Regulators' Overdraft Proposal Falls Short: Fails to Protect Consumers from Unwanted Credit, 05/02/08. (PDF)
  • Nationwide Study of Auto Insurance Regulation Finds that Consumers Fare Better in States that Pre-Approve Rates, 04/24/08. (PDF)
  • Ten Ways Drivers Can Cut Gasoline Costs and Gas Consumption: At $3.50 a Gallon, Typical Savings Can Be Up to 35 cents a Gallon, 04/21/08. (PDF)
  • Consumers Want Fuel Economy They Can't Find, 04/21/08. (PDF)
  • 2007 CDC FoodNet Data Shows Seven Years of Failure and Thousands of Unnecessary Deaths, 04/11/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates Urge IRS to Stop Tax Preparers from Using Confidential Tax Returns to Sell Refund Anticipation Loans and Other Products, 04/08/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of the Consumer Federation of America in Response to the Department of the Treasury's Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure, 03/31/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and NCLC Issue Annual Report on Refund Anticipation Loan Industry, 03/31/08. (PDF)
  • Despite Supply Glut, Consumers Face Soaring Gasoline Prices, New Report Finds, 03/26/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud Senate on Passage of Strong Bi-Partisan Product Safety Legislation, 03/06/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call on New York Insurance Superintendent to End Overcharges that are Among the Worst in the Country, 03/06/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Safety Groups Call Foul on False Attacks on Product Safety Reform Bill, 02/29/08. (PDF)
  • Americans Report Their Savings Habits and Progress, 02/25/08. (PDF)
  • Largest Recall in U.S. History Further Proof that Food Safety System is Failing Consumers, 02/19/08. (PDF)
  • Push to End Unfair Credit Card Interest Rate Hikes and Fees Gains Momentum, 02/14/08. (PDF)
  • Maloney Bill Targets Credit Card Abuses, 02/07/08. (PDF)
  • Report Documents 316,000 Subprime California Loans Originated in 2006 Poised for Payment Shock in 2008, 01/30/08. (PDF)
  • Positive Improvements for Tax Refund Loans, But Consumers Still Warned to Avoid Them, 01/18/08. (PDF)
  • FDA Forces Food from Cloned Animals and Progeny on the Public, 01/15/08. (PDF)

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2007

  • Statement of Consumer and Scientific Groups on House Passage of CPSC Reform Bill, 12/19/07. (PDF)
  • Coalition Condemns FDA Plans for Cloned Foods as Irresponsible, 12/18/07. (PDF)
  • Historic Energy Bill Passed Today – Impact Depends on Agencies, 12/18/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Lauds Passage of Senate Energy Bill, 12/14/07. (PDF)
  • More Than Half of Americans Say They are Not Saving Adequately: Results of a Comprehensive Survey Released by the Consumer Federation of America and Wachovia, 12/10/07. (PDF)
  • Senate Democrats & Republicans, Food Industry and Consumer Groups to White House: Under Funded FDA Jeopardizes Food Safety, 12/06/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Applauds Landmark Congressional Accord on Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards, 12/03/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Calls on All 50 States to Adopt the California Clean Cars Program, 11/26/07. (PDF)
  • Rising Energy Costs Dampen Holiday Spending Plans: Results from the Eighth Annual Survey on Holiday Spending Conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), 11/19/07 - HMTL. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud Senate Commerce Committee Passage of Comprehensive Product Safety Bill, 10/30/07. (PDF)
  • New CFA Report: Consumer Energy Costs Skyrocket; Strong Support for Congressional Action, Poll Shows, 10/30/07. (PDF)
  • CFA, Consumer Groups Join Labor, Farm Groups and State Departments of Agriculture to Assure All Meat and Poultry Shipped Across State Lines Will Remain Subject to Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Laws, Regulations and Policies, 10/23/07. (PDF)
  • CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on State Inspected Meat, 10/02/07. (PDF)
  • Massive Federal Recall Demonstrates Need to Strengthen, Not Dismantle Federal Food Safety System, 10/01/07. (PDF)
  • Military Lending Act to Take Effect October 1, 09/27/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America to Congress: Protect Our Health, Don't Disembowel Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection, 09/11/07. (PDF)
  • CBO Estimate Finds Terrorism Insurance Expansion Would Cost Taxpayers Tens of Billions, 09/07/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Respond to Department of Defense Regulations on Predatory Lending, 09/04/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America's Toy Safety Advice in Response to Chinese Product Recalls: America's Parents and Caregivers Need to be on Heightened Alert, 08/16/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups and Trade Unions Blast Farm Bill's Backdoor Effort to Dismantle Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection System, 07/26/07. (PDF)
  • Timing of Fuel Economy Increases Critical to Success, 07/26/07. (PDF)
  • Florida's Stake in the Fuel Economy Battle, 07/25/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Reject Federal Report on Insurance Credit Scoring, 07/24/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Understanding of Credit Scores Remains Poor, 07/19/07. (PDF)
  • New Study Cites Allstate As A Leader In Anti-Consumer Insurance Practices, 07/18/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Praises Efforts to Increase FDA Budget, 07/17/07. (PDF)
  • U.S. Automakers Show No Response to Consumer Demand for Improved Fuel Economy, 07/17/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud Legislation to Halt Check Kiting for Loans, 06/27/07. (PDF)
  • Automakers Attempt to Slash Oil Savings in Senate Energy Bill, 06/19/07. (PDF)
  • Rural Households Hit Harder by Rising Gas Prices, 06/13/07. (PDF)
  • Pentagon Rules Will Leave Military Families Unprotected, 06/12/07. (PDF)
  • Mark Cooper's Statement from Fuel Economy Press Conference, 06/06/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Costs of a Ten in Ten MPG Mandate are Completely Offset by Fuel Savings, 06/04/07. (PDF)
  • Most Consumers View Real Estate Industry and Services Favorably but Understand Them Poorly and Object to Specific Practices, 06/04/07. (PDF)
  • Americans Alarmed About Dependence on Oil Imports and Resulting High Gas Prices and Funding Terrorism, 05/21/07. (PDF)
  • Levin Bill Attacks Widespread Credit Card Abuses, 05/15/07. (PDF)
  • African-Americans Pay Higher Auto Loan Rates But Can Take Steps to Reduce This Expense, 05/07/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Warn that Michael Baroody is the Wrong Man to Lead the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 04/26/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups: Fix Bankruptcy Laws So Hundreds of Thousands of Americans Can Avoid Home Foreclosures in Subprime Mortgage Crisis, 04/12/07. (PDF)
  • U.S. Progress on Foodborne Illness Stalls, 04/12/07. (PDF)
  • KILLER STOVES: Most Kitchen Ranges Pose Serious Threat to Millions of Americans, Consumer Groups Warn, 04/05/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on Thirty Day Extension for Public Comment Period on Animal Cloning, 04/04/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Calls on House Leaders to Stop Insurance Companies from Abusing Flood Insurance Program, 03/29/07. (PDF)
  • State Insurance Regulators Fail to Protect Consumers from Excessive Property Insurance Rates Based on Discredited Hurricane Projections, 03/28/07. (PDF)
  • Levin Hearing Exposes Widespread Credit Card Abuses, 03/07/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Files Supreme Court Brief to Stop Industry Efforts to Increase Consumer Prices and Undermine Retail Competition, 02/27/07. (PDF)
  • America Saves Week Press Statements, 02/26/07. (PDF)
  • America Saves Week Press Release, 02/26/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on USDA Roll-Out of Risk-Based Inspection, 02/22/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Cloned Food Labeling Act in House, 02/15/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Efforts to Modernize the Food Safety System, 02/15/07. (PDF)
  • CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman to Testify Before House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/08/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Consumers to Contact FDA about Cloning, 02/07/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Praises Cloned Food Labeling Act, 01/26/07. (PDF)
  • Down But Not Gone: Quick Tax Refund Loans Continue to Gouge Taxpayers, 01/16/07. (PDF)
  • Insurers Increase Profits to Record Levels by Overpricing Policies and Shifting Costs to Consumers and Taxpayers, 01/08/07. (PDF)

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2006

  • CFA Statement on the FDA's Decision to Permit Meat and Milk from Cloned Animals to be Used in Food, 12/28/06. (PDF)
  • Nontraditional Real Estate Brokers More Active Despite Industry Efforts to Stop Them, 12/13/06. (PDF)
  • Women More Likely to Receive Subprime Home Loans, Disparity Highest for Women with Highest Income, 12/07/06. (PDF)
  • CFA and AAP Statement on CPSC Annual Report: ATV Injuries and Deaths Slightly Increased, ATVs are not Toys, 12/06/06. (PDF)
  • Reaction of CFA's Barbara Roper to Recommendations of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, 11/30/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates Warn Taxpayers Against New "Pay Stub" Refund Anticipation Loans, 11/29/06. (PDF)
  • Holiday Spending Likely to Rise Moderately in 2006, 11/21/06. (PDF)
  • Consumers Still Greatly Concerned About Better Gas Mileage and Oil Imports Despite Falling Gas Prices, 11/13/06. (PDF)
  • Public is Against Cloned Food, But FDA is Threatening to Impose This Questionable "Benefit" on U.S., 10/23/06. (PDF)
  • CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on FDA's Intention to Foist Meat and Milk From Cloned Animals on Unwilling Public, 10/17/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Guide to Avian Influenza" Brochure, 10/04/06. (PDF)
  • Congress Poised to Enact Historic Predatory Lending Protections for Military Families, 09/29/06. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on OIG Report on State Meat Inspection Programs, 09/28/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Announces Coalition for a Stronger FDA, 09/25/06. (PDF)
  • Most Consumers Are Concerned About Practice of Adding Carbon Monoxide to Meat, New Survey Finds, 09/25/06. (PDF)
  • National Consumer Group Joins Department of Defense in Supporting Protections Against Predatory Lending for Service Members, 09/07/06. (PDF)
  • 300-City Report Documents Pricing Variation in the Subprime Mortgage Market between Regions, States and Cities Throughout the U.S., 09/05/06. (PDF)
  • Oil Giants Continue to Benefit from US Energy Policy While Consumers and the Nation Suffer, 08/08/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Congressional Testimony Calls Real Estate Brokerage System Cockamamie, 07/25/06. (PDF)
  • State Real Estate Regulation Dominated by Industry, 07/21/06. (PDF)
  • USDA Decision to Reduce Mad Cow Testing Based on Faulty Premise, 07/20/06. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on U.S. Court of Appeals Decision Rejecting Efforts of Bush Administration Food Safety Officials to Conceal Records of Meetings with Industry Lobbyists, 06/30/06. (PDF)
  • New CFA Analysis of Real Estate Cartel Explains How It Can Set Prices, 06/19/06. (PDF)
  • Investors' Mutual Fund Purchase Practices at Odds with Investor Educators' Recommendations, 06/12/06. (PDF)
  • CFA and American Express Report on First Phase of Research on Consumer Credit Counseling Effectiveness, 06/12/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Releases Blueprint for Lowering Gasoline Costs Through Reduced Oil Consumption and Imports, 05/25/06. (PDF)
  • New Analysis of Non-Traditional Mortgage Borrowers Shows Less Wealthy, Weaker Credit Than Industry Suggests, 05/24/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Wal-Mart to Come Clean on CO-Treated Meat, 05/16/06. (PDF)
  • Consumers, Regulators, and Industry Groups Join to Produce Investor Education Brochure, 05/09/06. (PDF)
  • 50 MPG Feasible, Affordable and Economical: New CFA analysis shows $3/gal Gasoline Can Make it Happen by 2030, 05/08/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Launches New Web Site on Payday Lending for Consumers, 05/03/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Support Free Direct Electronic Filing with IRS, 04/24/06. (PDF)
  • CFA: US Failed to Meet Healthy People Goal of Reducing Listeria, 04/13/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Highlights Leading Supermarket Chains That Refuse To Sell Carbon Monoxide-Treated Meat, 04/05/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Press States to Take Action on Unfair Insurance Rating Practices by Insurers and Third Party Organizations, 04/04/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups to Testify before the IRS on Plan to Weaken Taxpayer Privacy Rules, 04/03/06. (PDF)
  • GEICO Ties Insurance Rates to Education, Occupation--Many Lower Income, Minority Consumers Pay Higher Prices, 03/20/06. (PDF)
  • Three Cases of Mad Cow Disease and Still No Animal ID System, 03/13/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Demand Improvements to IRS "Privacy" Rule Proposal, 03/09/06. (PDF)
  • Congress Takes a Bite Out of Consumers' Food Safety Protections, 03/08/06. (PDF)
  • New Report Shows That Within Vehicle Class, Fuel Efficiency Varies Widely, 02/27/06. (PDF)
  • African-Americans Pay Higher Auto Loan Rates but Can Take Steps to Reduce This Expense, 02/15/06. (PDF)
  • Quick Tax Loans Skim Billions from Taxpayer Refunds, 02/03/06. (PDF)
  • Should Lower Auto Insurance Rates for Many Consumers, 01/20/06. (PDF)
  • Survey: Consumers Want Congress to Protect Right to Access Information, Services on the Internet, 01/18/06. (PDF)
  • CFA and S.T.O.P. Urge FDA to Prohibit Use of Carbon Monoxide in Fresh Meat Packaging, 01/17/06. (PDF)
  • CFA to State Leaders: Don't Drop the Ball in Preparing for End of Nation's Terrorism Insurance Law, 01/13/06. (PDF)
  • How Americans View Personal Wealth v. How Financial Planners View This Wealth, 01/09/06. (PDF)

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2005

  • CFA Releases 12 Simple Tips That Can Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil and Save Consumers Billions of Dollars, 12/27/05. (PDF)
  • Statement of Allen Fishbein, Director of Credit and Housing Policy, Consumer Federation of America on the Release of the Interagency Guidance on Nontraditional Mortgage Products, 12/20/05. (PDF)
  • Comments of J. Robert Hunter, Director of Insurance, on the Agreement to Renew a Less Generous Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), 12/19/05. (PDF)
  • Consumers Say: Less Likely to Spend More This Holiday Season Than Last, 11/21/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Opposes House Legislation to Expand Insurance Industry Subsidies Under Terror Insurance Law, 12/07/05. (PDF)
  • Latest Predatory Lenders Drive Borrowers into Debt With High-Cost Loans Secured by Cars, 11/17/05. (PDF)
  • Pressure Building on Congress to Establish Taxpayer-Funded Catastrophe Insurance Program, 11/15/05. (PDF)
  • Congressional Debate on Future of Terror Insurance Law Begins – CFA Urges Senate to End Unjustified Taxpayer Subsidies to Insurance Industry, 11/02/05. (PDF)
  • Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Won't Derail Huge Profits for Property/Casualty Insurers, 10/14/05. (PDF)
  • ATV Injuries and Deaths Spiral Upward: CPSC Votes to Move Forward on ATV Rulemaking, 10/07/05. (PDF)
  • Bush Administration Again Puts Cattle Industry Concerns Ahead of Public Health, 10/04/05. (Read More)
  • Statement of J. Robert Hunter, Director of Insurance Regarding Legislation to Retroactively Provide Flood Insurance to Properties Damaged By Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 09/27/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Organizations Call on Insurance Commissioners to Protect Homeowners Devastated by Hurricane Katrina, 09/22/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Understanding of and Access to Credit Scores Improves Over Past Year but still Insufficient, Annual Survey Finds, 09/20/05. (PDF)
  • Statement of Allen Fishbein on the Release of the 2004 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data, 09/13/05. (Read More)
  • New Report Finds Pricing in the Subprime Mortgage Market Varies Greatly between Cities Throughout the U.S., 09/08/05. (PDF)
  • CFA, Attorneys: Congress Should Give Katrina Victims Financial Relief by Delaying Severe New Bankruptcy Law, 09/07/05. (PDF)
  • New Report Shows Nearly Three-Quarters of Americans Concerned About Future Gas Prices, 09/01/05. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on USDA Animal ID System, 08/30/05. (Read More)
  • What Consumers Should Do to Get Fair Claims Payment in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, 08/30/05. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement on Appointment of Dr. Barbara Masters to FSIS Administrator, 08/02/05. (Read More)
  • New Report Urges Congress to Wean Insurance Industry from Taxpayer-Paid Terrorism Insurance Subsidies, 07/26/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocates Urge Immediate Recall for Baby Bath Seats After New Model is Linked to Over 70 Incidents, 07/07/05. (PDF)
  • National Consumer Law Center Report Documents IRS Subsidy to Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL) Industry, 07/05/05. (PDF)
  • Statement of J. Robert Hunter on Release of the Treasury Department's Study on the Future of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, 06/30/05. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on Positive BSE Test Results, 06/24/05. (PDF)
  • Consumers to Feds: Block Telecom Mega-Mergers, Mergers Would Create Telecom "Hydra", 06/15/05. (PDF)
  • New Study: Most Big Banks Level High "Courtesy Overdraft" Loan Fees Without Consumers' Permission, 06/09/05. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Meat Promotion Act, 05/05/05. (Read More)
  • Consumer, Labor, Civil Rights and Community Groups Join Forces to Oppose House Insurance Deregulation Bill ("SMART" Act), 05/03/05. (PDF)
  • New Survey Finds Insufficient Savings for Emergencies Major Cause of Financial Worry Among Younger Women, 04/27/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge House Not to Reward Abusive Lenders by Passing Bankruptcy Bill, 04/20/05. (PDF)
  • CFA Statement Regarding the Signing of the Bankruptcy Bill into Law, 04/20/05. (Read More)
  • Bill Offered By Congressmen Miller, Watt, and Frank Takes the Right Approach to Addressing Predatory Mortgage Lending, 04/19/05. (Read More)
  • Loans Secured by Car Titles Trap Borrowers in Cycle of Debt, 04/17/05. (Read More)
  • New FoodNet Report Brings Good News/Bad News: Declines in E. coli Food Poisoning, Increases in Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Newport, 04/15/05. (Read More)
  • Americans Score Poorly On Saving Money Test, 04/11/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Product Agency Holds Hearing About National ATV Safety Standard, 03/22/05. (Read More)
  • Firms Under Assault For Abusive Practices Find New Lease On Life: For-Profit Credit Counseling, 03/21/05. (Read More)
  • Doctors Nationwide Call on CPSC to Act on ATV Safety Petition, 03/16/05. (Read More)
  • Statement from CFA and Consumer Groups in Support of Senator Akaka's Mutual Fund Transparency Act of 2005, 03/16/05. (PDF)
  • Many Americans Misunderstand Credit Scores According to New National Survey, 03/15/05. (PDF)
  • Bankruptcy Bill on Senate Floor Will Erect Harsh New Barriers and Reward Abusive Lenders, 02/28/05. (PDF)
  • Higher Agent/Broker Commissions in Home and Auto Insurance Often Mean Higher Rates, But Not Better Service, 02/24/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Supports Joint Resolution on Canadian Border Rule, 02/18/05. (Read More)
  • House Passage of Class Action Bill Signals Loss for Consumers, 02/17/05. (Read More)
  • Home Improvement Complaints Top NACAA/CFA's Annual Consumer Complaint List, 02/10/05. (Read More)
  • Federal Consumer Watchdog Agency Turns Blind Eye to ATV Safety, 02/08/05. (Read More)
  • Home Improvement Complaints Top NACAA/CFA's Annual Consumer Complaint List, 02/10/05. (Read More)
  • Passage of Class Action Bill Signals Loss for Consumers, 02/10/05. (Read More)
  • In Response to Significant, Upcoming Pepco Rate Increase, CFA Releases List of 10 Ways For DC Consumers To Reduce Electricity Bills, 02/06/05. (Read More)
  • 2003 Is Another Record-Breaking Year for Serious ATV Injuries and Deaths, 01/27/05. (Read More)
  • CFA Study Finds Controversial Contingency Payments Widely Used in Sales of Home and Auto Insurance, 01/26/05. (PDF)
  • Refund Anticipation Loans: Still a Bad Deal, 01/18/05. (PDF)

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2004

  • ATVs Can Make Holidays Less Than Happy for Children and Families; Consumer Product Safety Commission Drags Feet on 2003 ATV Injury Data and Safety Petition, 12/22/04. (Read More)
  • CFA Issues Statement Praising SEC Decision to Clarify Limits on Brokers' Advisory Services, 12/22/04. (PDF)
  • CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on Nomination of Michael Leavitt for Secretary of Health and Human Services, 12/14/04. (Read More)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups on Testing of Mutual Fund Disclosure on Point-of-Sale Documents, 12/04/04. (PDF)
  • Consumers at Risk from Online Payday Lending CFA Survey of 100 Internet Payday Loan Sites, 11/30/04. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on Negative BSE Test Result, 11/22/04. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on Resignation of Ann Veneman as Secretary of Agriculture, 11/15/04. (Read More)
  • As Spitzer Insurance Investigation Widens, CFA Calls On Congress To Unleash the Federal Trade Commission, Kill Deregulatory Proposals, 10/27/04. (PDF)
  • Public Opinion Supports the Bold Aspiration for the First Amendment, 10/21/04. (PDF)
  • Consumers Face Higher Internet Prices and Fewer Choices Under Today's FCC Broadband Deregulations Decision, 10/14/04. (PDF)
  • CFA Supports Safe Food Act of 2004, 10/07/04. (Read More)
  • SEC Urged To Scrap Anti-Investor Rule That Leaves Broker Customers with Inadequate Protections, 10/07/04. (PDF)
  • Six National Groups Join Together for First-Ever Consumer Agenda, 09/28/04. (PDF)
  • Most Consumers Do Not Understand Credit Scores According to a New Comprehensive Survey, 09/21/04. (PDF)
  • Banking Regulators' Proposed Rule Change Will Reduce Consumer Access to Mainstream Financial Services In Urban and Rural Communities, 09/09/04. (Read More)
  • Check 21 Law Benefits Banks But Will Mean More Bounced Checks & Fees for Consumers, 08/24/04. (PDF)
  • What Consumers Should Do to Get Fair Claims Payment in the Wake of Hurricane Charley, 08/18/04. (PDF)
  • Insurance Industry Is Deceiving Congress About Need to Extend Terror Insurance Law Prematurely, 08/12/04. (PDF)
  • CFA Launches New Internet Movement to Stop Media Mergers, 08/09/04. (Read More)
  • Federal Reserve Bank Overdraft Loan Proposals Fail to Protect Consumers, 08/06/04. (PDF)
  • Report Finds Discrimination in Honda Auto Loan Markups, 07/27/04. (PDF)
  • Lower-income and Minority Consumers Most Likely to Prefer and Underestimate Risks of Adjustable Rate Mortgages, 07/26/04. (PDF)
  • Senators tell FDIC to Stop Letting Payday Lenders Rent Bank Charters, 07/21/04. (Read More)
  • Consumer Groups Support Lawsuit Challenging SEC Rule, 07/20/04. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman: Bush Administration Stalls Action on BSE Feed Protection Until The Last Mad Cow Comes Home, 07/09/04. (Read More)
  • FDIC Guidelines Turn up the Heat on Rent-a-Bank Payday Lending, 07/02/03. (Read More)
  • CFA To Congress: Rushing to Renew Terror Insurance Law Will Harm Taxpayers, 07/01/04. (Read More)
  • Consumer Federation of America Launches New Internet Movement to Stop Media Mergers, 06/24/04. (Read More)
  • Policy Leaders Identify Open Architecture as the Key to Internet's Broadband Future, 06/24/04. (Read More)
  • CFA: Voluntary COOL Not an Effective Solution, 06/15/04. (Read More)
  • Leading National Consumer Groups Charge Audit Firm with Undermining Key Auditor Independence Reform, Urge SEC To Investigate, Call a Halt to Abusive Practices, 06/09/03. (PDF)
  • Bush Administration Actions on Mad Cow Raise Questions of Competence and Credibility, 05/26/04. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on CDC FoodNet Data, 04/30/04. (Read More)
  • CFA Study Finds No Need to Keep Taxpayers on the Hook for Billions in Terrorism Insurance Losses, 04/19/04. (Read More)
  • Consumer and Community Groups Call on Federal Reserve Board to Halt Rent-a-Bank Payday Lending by Delaware Bank, 04/15/03. (Read More)
  • Payday Lenders Use FDIC Banks and Sham Rebates to Peddle Exorbitantly Priced Small Loans, 03/31/04. (Read More)
  • Bush's Goal of Affordable, High-Speed Internet Access for All Contradicts Administration Policies, 03/30/04. (Read More)
  • CFA Supports Bono/Hooley COOL Enhancement Act, 03/18/04. (Read More)
  • New Research Shows Growing Wealth Gap Between the Poor and the Rest of America, 02/17/04. (Read More)
  • Consumer Federation of America and the Danny Foundation Applaud the Introduction of Legislation to Reduce Infant Injuries and Deaths due to Unsafe Secondhand Cribs, 02/02/04. (Read More)
  • Extreme Cold Weather Forcing Consumers to Pay More in Heating Costs--CFA Releases 10 Tips to Reduce Home Energy Bills, 01/30/04. (Read More)
  • Quick Tax Loans Drain Over a Billion From American Workers, 01/29/04. (PDF)
  • A Mandatory Animal Identification System Capable of Tracing All Animals Back to the Farm of Origin Is Essential To Protect Public and Animal Health, 01/23/04. (Read More)
  • CFA Statement in Support of Downed Animal Protection Act, 01/22/04. (Read More)
  • Letter to US Senate supporting Country of Origin Labeling, 01/20/04. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on Country of Origin Labeling, 01/21/04. (Read More)
  • Research Shows That Women On Their Own Face Financial Challenges, 01/12/04. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America supports Country of Origin Labeling for Food, 01/06/04. (Read More)

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2003

  • CFA Has Long Advocated Steps That USDA Is Now Taking, 12/30/03. (Read More)
  • Consumer Federation of America's Carol Tucker Foreman on BSE Infected Cow in the U.S., 12/24/03. (Read More)
  • Consumers Want Country of Origin Labeling, 12/08/03. (Read More)
  • Survey Finds Lack of Consumer Understanding About Credit Counseling, 12/01/03. (PDF)
  • Consumers Say They Will Spend Less Than Last Year During the Holiday Season, 11/25/03. (Read More)
  • Leading Consumer Groups Outline Mutual Fund Reform Agenda, 11/25/03. (Read More)
  • Automobile Sales Complaints Top NACAA/CFA's Annual Consumer Complaint List, 11/24/03. (Read More)
  • New Analysis Reveals Wealth Gap Between Hispanic and Other Americans, 11/17/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Conservation Groups Join Doctors in Urging the Consumer Product Safety Commission to Take a New Approach to ATV Safety at Hearing in New Mexico, 11/06/03. (Read More)
  • Consumer Federation Calls For a Stronger Senate Credit Reporting Bill --Urges Senate to Pass Feinstein-Boxer Privacy Amendment, 11/04/03. (Read More)
  • CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on FDA's Risk Assessment on Animal Cloning, 10/31/03. (Read More)
  • More African-Americans Save and Begin to Close Wealth Gap, 10/29/03. (PDF)
  • 2002 is Record-Breaking Year for Serious ATV Injuries and Deaths, 10/28/03. (Read More)
  • Defeat of Class Action Bill Signals Win for Consumers, 10/22/03. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on FDA Listeria Risk Assessment, 10/21/03. (Read More)
  • Statement of Rachel Weintraub, Assistant General Counsel, in Response to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Unanimous Vote to Move Forward on Mandatory Safety Standards for Baby Bath Seats, 10/20/03. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on USDA's Listeria Numbers, 10/17/03. (Read More)
  • Middle Americans Become More Financially Prudent and Build More Wealth During Economic Boom, Yet Many Worry About Finances Today, 10/06/03. (PDF)
  • Survey Reveals More Trust for Cooperatives than for Investor-Owned Corporations, 10/01/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Calls For A Stronger Senate Credit Reporting Bill, 09/23/03. (Read More)
  • What Consumers Should Do To Get Fair Claims Payment In The Wake Of Hurricane Isabel, 09/18/03. (Read More)
  • New Report Challenges Industry's Dangerous Response to ATV Safety Crisis, 08/20/03. (Read More)
  • Survey Shows Consumers Lack Essential Knowledge on Credit Reporting and Credit Scores, 07/28/03. (Read More)
  • CFA and Fund Democracy in Response to Overpriced Money Market Funds and Index Funds, 07/23/03. (PDF)
  • Investors Waste Hundreds of Millions Annually on Over-priced Money Market and S&P 500 Index Funds , 07/23/03. (Read More)
  • Action Needed to Prevent Childhood Food Choking Deaths: Manufacturers Urged to Label Choking Hazards with Warnings, 07/17/03. (Read More)
  • Consumer and Community Groups Call on FDIC to Enforce its New Payday Loan Guidelines in CRA Review of Venture Bank and Advance America, 07/14/03. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Director of Investor Protection Barbara Roper In Response To House Subcommittee Mark-Up of SEC Civil Enforcement Authority Bill, 07/10/03. (Read More)
  • Many State Legislators Involved with National Insurance Organization Have Close Ties to Insurance Industry, 07/09/03. (Read More)
  • Consumer Groups Charge Audit Firm with Undermining Key Auditor Independence Reform, Urge SEC to Investigate, 06/11/03. (Read More)
  • Spiraling ATV Deaths and Injuries Indict Industry's Voluntary Approach to Safety, 06/05/03. (Read More)
  • Green Light for Mergers Could Result in Media Giant Dominating 100 Local Markets, 05/23/03. (Read More)
  • Survey Finds Growing Concern About Personal Finances, Especially Among the Least Affluent, 05/13/03. (Read More)
  • CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on NAS Meat Safety Report: NAS Tells Congress to Give USDA Authority to Set, Implement and Enforce Food Safety Performance Standards, 04/24/03. (Read More)
  • Home Insurance Rates Rise Sharply, 04/23/03. (PDF)
  • New Report Shows Consumers Underestimate the Value of Comparison Shopping, 04/16/03. (Read More)
  • First-Ever Study of Credit Counseling Finds High Fees, Bad Advice and Other Abuses by New Breed of "Non-Profit" Agencies, 04/09/03. (Read More)
  • Consumer Groups Alert Treasury of Privacy Violations by Free File Tax Preparation Websites, 03/25/03. (Read More)
  • CFA: House Set To Pass Bankruptcy Bill That Will Harm Families Hit By Financial Misfortune, 03/19/03. (Read More)
  • New FDIC Guidelines Allow Payday Lenders to Ignore State Laws, 03/17/03. (Read More)
  • Representative Moran and Senator Landrieu Reintroduce Product Safety Card Legislation, 03/10/03. (Read More)
  • Diverse Organizations and Unions Call on House Leaders to Reject Bankruptcy Legislation (H.R. 975), 03/03/03. (Read More)
  • ATV Safety Picture Only Gets Bleaker: Injuries and Risks Up Significantly Concludes Comprehensive Government Assessment, 02/05/03. (Read More)
  • CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on FY 2004 USDA Budget: 'Administration Cuts Appropriations for Food Safety', 02/03/03. (Read More)
  • Consumer Federation of America Applauds Comptroller Action to Halt Rent-A-Bank Payday Lending by Peoples National Bank of Paris, TX, 01/31/03. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on Settlement Of Nebraska Beef Case and Funding Food Safety with User Fees, 01/27/03. (Read More)
  • Consumer and Community Groups Call on Office of Thrift Supervision to Halt Rent-a-Bank Payday Lending by Ohio Thrift, 01/07/03. (Read More)
  • Quick Tax Loans Cost Taxpayers Almost $2 Billion, 01/29/03. (PDF)
  • CFA Analysis of SEC Implementation of Audit Reforms, 01/29/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Federal Reserve Board to Stop Abusive Bank Overdraft Charges, 01/28/03. (Read More)
  • Consumer Groups Question the 'Free' in the IRS 'Free File' Program, 01/16/03. (Read More)
  • SEC Continues to Ignore Mutual Fund Shareholder Concerns, Nation's Leading Consumer and Investor Groups Charge, 01/14/03. (PDF)

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2002

  • Millions of Americans Jeopardized by Inaccurate Credit Scores, 12/17/02. (PDF)
  • Public Opinion, Legal Principles and Economic Analysis Support Media Ownership Rules, 12/16/02. (Read More)
  • Don't Put an ATV on Your List this Holiday Season -- ATV Dealers Fail to Warn Parents of Potential Dangers, 12/04/02. (Read More)
  • Home Improvement Complaints Top NACAA/CFA's Annual Consumer Complaint List, 11/25/02. (Read More)
  • Consumers Say They Will Spend A Little Less Than Last Year During the Holiday Season, 11/18/02. (Read More)
  • Federal Electricity Proposal Risky for Consumers, 11/13/02. (Read More)
  • FCC Proposals to Weaken Media Ownership Rules Will Undermine Media Diversity, 10/31/02. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Applauds Comptroller For Another Crackdown on Payday Lending, 10/29/02. (Read More)
  • CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on Listeria Recall: 120 Illnesses, 13 Deaths Might Have Been Avoided if USDA Had Issued Testing Regulation, 10/13/02. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on Sen. Durbin Bill Requiring Pre-Market Approval of Biotech Plants, 10/11/02. (Read More)
  • Payday Lenders Shred Consumer Safety Net, 10/03/02. (Read More)
  • Federal Push for Electricity Deregulation Will Cost Consumers Tens of Billions, 09/18/02. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Criticize Proposed IRS Pact with Commercial Preparers to Provide E-file Services, 09/05/02. (Read More)
  • Black Americans Hold Much Less Wealth Than Other Americans, 08/29/02. (Read More)
  • Diverse Groups Call On Daschle, Hastert Not to Restrict Personal Bankruptcy at a Time of Economic Uncertainty and Corporate Scandals, 08/28/02. (PDF)
  • Injuries and Deaths From All-Terrain Vehicles Are Increasing Dramatically, 08/20/02. (Read More)
  • Credit Card Issuers Expand Marketing and Available Credit While Consumers Increasingly Say No, 08/15/02. (Read More)
  • Public Interest Groups Call on SEC to Create Audit Board that Represents Investors And The Public, Not Accountants, 08/09/02. (PDF)
  • President's Medical Malpractice Plan Based on Biased, Inaccurate Information, 07/31/02. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman On Selection of Dr. Garry McKee as FSIS Administrator, 07/23/02. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on ConAgra Ground Beef Recall, 07/19/02. (Read More)
  • While Markets Plunge, Special Interest Groups Seek to Weaken Corporate Reform Legislation in Closed-Door Negotiations, 07/22/02. (Read More)
  • Landmark Corporate Reform Bill Heads Toward Passage in Senate, 07/15/02. (Read More)
  • Statement of CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman on GAO Report Highlighting Serious Problems in USDA's Meat Inspection System, 07/10/02. (Read More)
  • Administration's Broadband Policy Would Strangle ISPs, Destroy Competitive Internet Marketplace, 07/01/02. (Read More)
  • Majority of Public Playgrounds Surveyed Place Children At Risk, 06/20/02. (Read More)
  • Use This Form to Survey your Local Playground, 06/20/02. (PDF)
  • Senate Passes Insurance Industry Giveaway, 06/18/02. (PDF)

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2001

  • Consumer Groups Warn of Continued Hazards on America's Playgrounds, 05/03/01. (PDF)
  • Large Majority of Workers Risk Financial Exposure In Event of Disability, Survey Finds, 04/24/01. (PDF)
  • Credit Card Issuers Aggressively Expand Marketing and Lines of Credit on Eve of New Bankruptcy Restrictions, 02/27/01. (PDF)
  • Anti-Competitive State Laws Cost New Car Buyers More Than $20 Billion Per Year, 02/08/01. (PDF)

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2000

  • Baby Bath Seats Give Parents False Sense of Safety: Consumer Groups Asks Government to Ban Deadly Product, 07/25/00. (PDF)
  • Findings of Playing It Safe: A Fifth Nationwide Survey of Public Playgrounds, 06/15/00. (PDF)
  • Incidents Of Death And Injury On Public Playgrounds, 06/15/00. (PDF)
  • Public Playgrounds Place Children At Risk, 06/15/00. (PDF)
  • Consumer Restraint Pressures Lenders to Reduce Credit Card Marketing and Credit Extension, 01/18/00. (PDF)

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1999

  • Bunk Beds To Be Subject to Federal Safety Requirements, 12/02/99. (PDF)
  • Credit Card Debt Imposes Huge Costs on Many College Students, 06/08/99. (PDF)
  • Debtors Exercise Restraint While Credit Card Issuers Expand Marketing Lines of Credit and Profitability, 04/29/99. (PDF)

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1998

  • Card Issuers Hike Fees and Rates to Bolster Profits, 11/05/98. (PDF)
  • Bunk Bed Safety, 01/14/98. (PDF)

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1997

  • Credit Card Debt Escalates in 1997, 12/16/97. (PDF)
  • High Cost of Check Cashers, 08/21/97. (PDF)
  • Salvage Vehicles, 06/26/97. (PDF)
  • Credit Card Debt Burdens Households, 02/26/97. (PDF)
  • Credit Life Insurance Rip-off, 01/29/97. (PDF)

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