Public Citizen

Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Report: Two Months Into Presidency, Two Months of Broken Promises
President Donald Trump has failed to keep his pledge to “drain the swamp,” instead turning over the government to lobbyists and big donors and enriching his own bottom line, a new report released today by Public Citizen and Every Voice shows. The report , “Broken Promises: How Trump Is Profiting...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Oh Where, Oh Where Is the House Ethics Committee?
It is more than two months after the beginning of the 115th Congress – an opening day most noted for the failed effort by House Republicans to neuter independent oversight of the ethics process – and the official House Ethics Committee itself is the only formal committee of Congress that has yet to...
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Friday, March 17, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court’s Assumption That Outside Groups Are Independent Is Proven False at the State and Local Levels
The U.S. Supreme Court’s assumption in its 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision that outside entities can be assumed to be independent of candidates is demonstrably false for state and local elections, as well as at the federal level, according to a new Public Citizen report...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
On Unhappy Fifth Anniversary of U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Deficit With Korea Has Doubled as U.S. Exports Fell, Imports Soared
President Donald Trump has been conspicuously silent about the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) since taking office, so whether the administration comments on the pact’s March 15 fifth anniversary is being closely watched. Trump spotlighted the “job-killing trade deal with South Korea” in his...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Trump Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Would Cost Americans $5,700 Per Car, $8,200 Per Truck
Today, President Donald Trump will call for a review of fuel economy and tailpipe pollution standards for light-duty vehicles in model years 2022 to 2025. “The White House’s campaign against clean air will make Americans sicker and poorer, and it invites catastrophic climate change in the near...
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Trump’s FDA Pick Has Extensive Industry Ties and Dangerous Deregulatory Ideas
Note: Today, media outlets indicated that President Donald Trump will nominate Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner. Gottlieb is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a partner at one of the world’s largest venture capital funds – New...
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Corporate Interests Give Tens of Millions to Dismantle Legal Rights of Consumers and Patients
Big business spent tens of millions to push extreme legislation intended to block victims’ legal rights to seek justice against corporate recklessness and medical malpractice, a new Public Citizen fact sheet shows. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce led the corporate assault against individuals’ legal...
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Joint Session Speech Mystery: Has Goldman Sachs Wing of Administration Derailed Trump’s China Trade and Jobs Plans?
Will Tuesday night’s address to Congress reveal just how President Trump plans to change U.S. trade policy to "bring jobs back to America”? Polling suggests the jobs-trade nexus is one of the issues on which Trump has popular support amid sagging approval ratings . Given that recently released 2016...
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Trump’s First 30 Days: A Wholesale Corporate Takeover of Government
A day-by-day review of the Trump administration’s first month shows that virtually every day has been marked by a new, extraordinary grant of power to corporate interests and/or another development in Donald Trump’s get-rich-quick-scheme known as the American presidency, a Public Citizen report...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
New White House Communications Director Represents the Corporate Interests Candidate Trump Ran Against
President Donald Trump has named Michael Dubke to be White House communications director. Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen Michael Dubke represents precisely the connected corporate interests and insider dealing that candidate Trump ran against. “The Swamp” may as well have...
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