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Statement on the passing of filmmaker, photographer, child labor advocate U. Roberto Romano

November 12, 2013
NCL is mourning the loss of Romano, a distinguished filmmaker and photographer who captured images of child labor that were used by advocacy groups around the world.

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Consumer group praises FDA determination on trans fat

November 8, 2013
NCL is praising this week’s announcement by the FDA of its intent to no longer qualify partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the main source of artificial trans fat, as a safe additive for use in processed foods.

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NCL: Election Day minimum wage victories a sign of things to come

November 8, 2013
Advocates are heralding the election results of minimum wage-related ballot initiatives in states across the country as a positive sign for the living wage movement that is gaining momentum nationwide.

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Patient, consumer advocates call on FDA to restore generic drug manufacturer accountability




November 5, 2013
A group of 15 patient and consumer advocates have sent a letter to the FDA, applauding its announcement to revise its regulations to allow generic drug manufacturers to independently update their drug safety labels and to restore Americans' right to quality drug safety information. 




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NCL statement on FCC confirmations

November 1, 2013
We are pleased that Congress confirmed Thomas Wheeler and Michael O'Reilly as Chairman and Commissioner, respectively, at the Federal Communications Commission this week.

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Dr. Ruiz Leads Effort to Combat Fraud in Health Insurance Exchanges

October 31, 2013
Members of Congress have sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Attorney General Eric Holder, and FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, urging that they prioritize resources to combat fraud in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges.

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Consumer groups outline shutdown's impact on consumer protection

October 11, 2013
NCL and other consumer organizations have issued a letter outlining the deleterious effects of the federal shutdown on agencies and regulations that act to protect the interests of consumers and are urging pro-consumer members of Congress to move quickly toward a resolution of the stand-off and pass a clean continuing resolution that restores authority to regulatory agencies in the name of consumer protection. 

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NCL commends UMWA for historic settlement

October 11, 2013
NCL congratulates its allies at the United Mine Workers of America, who have reached a global settlement with Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal.

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NCL’s Greenberg to be honored by Frances Perkins Center

October 3, 2013

The Maine-based Frances Perkins Center, an organization that carries on the legacy of Frances Perkins, principal architect of the New Deal and first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet, will honor NCL's Sally Greenberg this week at its annual awards ceremony in Portland, Maine.

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