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, January 31, 2018
Little On Trade, And Nothing Of Substance in Trump’s First SOTU Speech
Trump said little about trade, and nothing of substance and that is notable given the wide gulf between candidate Trump’s fiery trade talk and his lack of deliverables as president to date. Candidate Trump promised to stop American job outsourcing, bring down the trade deficit and bring jobs back...
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Public Citizen Sues Trump Administration Over Workplace Safety Records
The Trump administration is illegally withholding records about workplace injuries and illnesses, Public Citizen said in a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Public Citizen filed the suit late Friday in the U.S...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Medicaid Work Requirements: Cruel, Stupid and Illegal
Note: The Trump administration has proposed imposing work requirements on Medicaid recipients. The Trump administration’s new policy of permitting states to impose work requirements for Medicaid eligibility is cruel, stupid and illegal. It is cruel because it not only denies the basic truth that...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Report: In 2017, Media Largely Failed to Connect Extreme Weather to Climate Change Amid Year of Hurricanes, Droughts, Disease
Mainstream media outlets scored poorly on major metrics of climate change coverage in 2017, despite major extreme weather events, according to a new report by Public Citizen. The analysis, “ Carbon Omission: How the U.S. Media Underreported Climate Change in 2017 ,” looked at coverage from all U.S...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Trade Deficits Climb Again in Trump’s 11 Months in Office; Rather Than Promised Speedy Reduction, 2017 Deficit Will Be Larger Than in 2016
Today’s November trade data release shows the U.S. trade deficit with Canada and Mexico is 7.9 percent higher and with China is 5.1 percent higher during the first 11 months of the Trump administration compared to the same period in 2016, spotlighting the gap between President Donald Trump’s...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Score Another Victory for the Democratic Resistance: The Pence-Kobach Voter Suppression Commission Is Disbanded
The Pence-Kobach Commission was itself a fraud, designed not to protect the integrity of the vote but to intimidate voters, especially people of color, and suppress the vote. While it’s entirely possible that President Trump convinced himself that voter fraud cost him the popular vote, not only...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
More Than 60 Groups Urge Senators to Reject Azar to Run HHS
Saying that it would be detrimental to Americans for Alex Azar to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), more than 60 organizations today urged senators not to confirm him. In a letter , the groups – representing patients, health care providers, public health...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Legislation Will Be Repealed and Replaced With Era of Tax Justice
Repeal and replace. That’s the mantra that will haunt the Republicans ramming through the monstrous tax bill plundering regular Americans and our commonwealth in order to give aid and comfort to multinational corporations and the superrich. This tax scam is an offense against democratic values,...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Headlines #ReplaceNAFTA Day-of-Action Event: Millions Nationwide Call for Successful Renegotiation to Eliminate Job Outsourcing Incentives, Add Strong Labor and Environmental Terms
An event on Capitol Hill today launched the national #ReplaceNAFTA Day of Action during the last North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks in 2017, which are now underway in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Keith Ellison...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Judiciary Committee Marking Up Fair Elections Act Today
The Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety in Washington, D.C., today is marking up the Fair Elections Act of 2017 (B22-0192), which would strengthen local democracy, empower small donors and break down barriers to running for office. Under the voluntary program, candidates would agree to take...
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