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News Release | Arizona PIRG | Financial Reform

NEW CREDIT SAFETY AGENCY PROPOSED FOR CONSUMERS

More than fifty diverse organizations, including the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG), supported legislation introduced today by key Members of Congress to create a new federal agency to ensure the safety, fairness and sustainability of credit and payment products. 

News Release | Arizona PIRG | Transportation

Congress Takes Big Steps Toward 21st Century Transportation in Stimulus

In a bold and far-sighted move, Congress added $9.3 billion in the American Reinvestment and Economic Recovery Act for development of high speed rail and other intercity rail. This amount was a large increase from the U.S. Senate version of the bill and came on top of $8.4 designated for other public transit agencies.

News Release | Arizona PIRG | Higher Ed

Student Groups Applaud Investment in Higher Education

Today, the U.S. Senate and House passed the final version of the economic recovery package with an enormous increase to the Pell grant program. The Pell grant serves almost 7 million low income students who face obstacles staying in college and out of the unemployment line due to the economic climate.

News Release | Arizona PIRG | Budget

Arizona PIRG will Monitor President Obama’s Bailout Plans

Without better oversight, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bank bailout program will continue to fail, according to a report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG).  According to Arizona PIRG, today’s expected TARP reform announcements from the Obama Administration will include major improvements in oversight and accountability that will also benefit from continued use of the new Arizona PIRG TARP report card for evaluation.

News Release | Arizona PIRG | Budget, Transportation

U.S. House Acts To Create Jobs, Put Nation On Path To Economic Stability

Arizona PIRG lauds the passage of H.R. 1, the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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