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Airlines Would Have to Disclose Fees Under New US Proposal

  • Red-hot inflation remains political liability for Democrats
  • Events this week highlight Biden efforts to curb rising prices
Joe Biden
Joe BidenPhotographer: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden lashed out at airlines over “hidden fees” he said took money from Americans already facing persistent high inflation, as he unveiled plans for new regulations that would force air carriers and internet-service providers to be more transparent about charges.

“Junk fees are hitting families at a time when they can’t afford it,” Biden said at a meeting of the White House Competition Council on Monday, detailing efforts by the White House to battle rising costs that threaten Democrats’ prospects in November.