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06/09/2016
News Release

A statement from Student PIRGs Higher Education Advocate, Ethan Senack, following the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill markup and passage in the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier today.

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02/03/2016
Report

A new report investigating the real impact of high textbook prices on today’s college students.

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10/07/2015
News Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Al Franken (D-MN...

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10/02/2015
Blog Post

How can all of the 200 million consumers with Experian credit reports trust that Experian is really protecting them?

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PIRG In The News

The Baltimore Sun

College students are finding their scarce dollars eaten up by fees on the cards, which many schools are using for student IDs and to disburse financial aid, according to a new study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

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The Diamondback

The Diamondback Editorial Board wrote their editorial about the importance of the doubling of student loan interest rates in July. It's always great when the campus paper, student government, and our Congressional Rep. understand the importance of investing in higher education and our future. Check out the full story:

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The Washington Post

“This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG.

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The New York Times

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”

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