Advocacy groups ask FTC to expand Biden administration efforts to rein in junk fees

The Biden administration wants Congress to get rid of “junk fees,” including those paid to select an airline seat in advance. The practice means parents often pay large amounts to sit with their children. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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President Joe Biden devoted 19 sentences of his State of the Union speech to “junk fees,” which includes credit card late fees, service fees for concert tickets and airplane seating preferences that he said strain families’ budgets. Biden did not mention the numerous and opaque fees faced by prisoners and their families every day. But several think

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