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NCL applauds NYC ban on oversized sugary beverages

September 13, 2012

NCL is applauding the New York City Board of Health for its decision, announced today, to approve Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to limit the sale of sugary beverages over 16 ounces.

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National Consumers League announces support for Farm Bill

September 12, 2012

Today, NCL will participate in the Farm Bill Now! rally being held in Washington, DC, joining farmer, conservation, and nutrition groups, as well as members of Congress, to call for the passage of the farm bill that provides stability and a fair marketplace to farmers and protects the social safety net programs like SNAP (food stamps) for families in need.

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Letter from consumer groups in opposition to Independent Agency Regulator Analysis Act

September 11, 2012

A coalition of national consumer groups has written to the Senate about a bill that would undercut the ability of independent federal agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers from predatory financial schemes, dangerous consumer products and costly, anti-competitive practices.

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LifeSmarts launches 2012-2013 season at www.lifesmarts.org

September 10, 2012
This year, NCL's competitive consumer literacy program for middle and high school students is expanding into four new states.

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NCL urges FCC to protect consumers, preserve jobs in Verizon-SpectrumCo review

August 7, 2012
NCL is calling on the FCC to consider the potential competitive impacts of the proposed Verizon-SpectrumCo transaction and act to protect consumer choice, affordable broadband access and robust job creation.

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NCL heralds results of Harkin Report on for-profit colleges

July 31, 2012
NCL is heralding Senator Tom Harkin for a comprehensive report on for-profit colleges, a study that reveals that for-profit colleges are a dubious investment for students.

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NCL applauds introduction of legislation to increase federal minimum wage

July 24, 2012
NCL is applauding the recent introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012, a vital piece of legislation will benefit low wage and tipped workers.

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NCL comments to USDA regarding interim school lunch rules

July 26, 2012
NCL supports the agency’s decision to bolster schools in their transition to new meal standards by providing a six cent increase in the funding schools receive for each lunch served.

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Consumer group to testify in support of Bloomberg’s soda restrictions

July 24, 2012

In a nation where two-thirds of American adults and one-third American children are either overweight or obese, it is high time for leaders to enact measures to help combat the growing epidemic.

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NCL comments to FDA on the overuse of antibiotics in livestock

July 12, 2012

NCL is pleased that the agency has decided to recommend the increased involvement of veterinarians in the application of antimicrobials.  However, we are concerned that a voluntary approach to reduction of antimicrobial use will not provide strong enough incentives to ensure industry compliance.

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