Lisa Gilbert

Lisa Gilbert

Lisa Gilbert is the director of Public Citizen's Congress Watch division.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answers questions on the potential of impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump on September 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. McConnell refused to answer hypothetical questions on the impeachment topic, but did indicate he was not provided a reason by the Trump administration for financial aid being withheld from Ukraine. (Photo:  Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Impeach Trump? Yes. But Don't Forget Complicity of McConnell and GOP
President Donald Trump's abuse of power, corruption and disdain for constitutional values has been evident since he first took office. And his behavior gets worse by the day as he proudly boasts that he can’t be criminally charged while in office. While the spotlight rightly is on Trump and his...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Deregulation of Wall Street Is Plain and Simple Corruption
Ten years after Wall Street crashed the economy, costing millions of Americans their homes, the jobs and their savings, Wall Street is busily dismantling the safeguards Congress erected to prevent another catastrophe. This war on regulation, documented in a recent report from the Coalition for...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
We the People Do Care About Trump's Taxes
Despite pledging he would release his taxes as soon as his " routine audit " was completed, right after his inauguration President Donald Trump flip flopped. When prodded, his counselor, Kellyanne Conway, glibly said that Trump had changed his tune because " the people don't care " about his taxes...
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
On Sixth Anniversary of Citizens United, Obama Still Has Chance to Act
Two-thousand, one-hundred-and-ninety days. That is how long it has been since the Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission by a vote of five to four. So far, we have heard quite a bit from President Obama about the problem of big money in politics. The power of the bully...
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