Policymakers should increase food benefits and expand eligibility for food programs.
The Federal Trade Commission should strengthen the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
Consumers should be protected against spam e-mail. Policymakers should prohibit misrepresentation of the sender, subject, or content of an e-mail.
Policymakers should prohibit lawsuit settlement provisions that keep confidential information that could endanger health and safety while protecting legitimate confidentiality interests such as pri
Policymakers should establish rights and protections for customers who face possible termination of service.
Policymakers should prohibit fees for the disconnection or reconnection of customers. If fees are allowed, they should be based on actual utility costs.
Policymakers should ensure strong consumer protections against unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices related to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans.
State policymakers should establish a definition of “universal service” for the energy industry that is similar to the one in the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Policymakers should create assistance programs to ensure that all households with low incomes can afford adequate water and sewer service. These programs should be fully funded.
Policymakers should ensure that universal service funds are calculated fairly and distributed equitably.