Statement of Consumer Federation of America in Support of the Junk Fees Prevention Act

Washington, D.C – Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) introduced the Junk Fees Prevention Act to protect consumers from hidden and excessive fees and create greater transparency in the marketplace.

“CFA applauds Senators Blumenthal and Whitehouse for once again standing up for consumers and leading the charge to end junk fees by introducing this legislation,” said Erin Witte, Director of Consumer Protection at Consumer Federation of America. “The Junk Fee Prevention Act will crack down on some of the most egregious junk fees in ticket sales, hotel reservations, air travel, and telecommunications, and will level the playing field for consumers and honest businesses.”