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Statement: House Health Care Committee passes HB 2010 unanimously

Oregonians could soon have the option to purchase government-sponsored health insurance. On Tuesday, the Oregon House Health Care Committee weighed HB 2010, a bill that directs the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Consumer and Business Services to study and report to the legislature on potential ways to design a public option, and the effects of each choice. Led by Chair Rachel Prusak, the committee voted unanimously to move the bill to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, with a recommendation to pass it.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

New survey: 43 major appliance companies void warranties for independent repair, despite consumer protection laws

A new survey from U.S. PIRG Education Fund finds all 43 appliance manufacturers we surveyed would consider voiding the warranty if a device had “unauthorized” repair, despite a 2018 warning from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

News Release | OSPIRG

Statement: Oregon Legislature Fails to Advance Right to Repair

The Oregon House of Representatives chose not to take up the Right to Repair bill, HB 2698, in committee Wednesday, so it probably  won’t receive further consideration this legislative session. The Right to Repair would make it easier for consumers to fix their consumer electronics and appliances by requiring manufacturers to release replacement parts, tools, and repair schematics to the public and independent repair businesses.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement: As CDC director says, it’s not time to lift restrictions

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have jumped back upward as several governors across the country are lifting restrictions that curb the spread of the virus.

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