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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Thursday, November 16, 2017
News Analysis: Next Round of NAFTA Talks May Bring Renegotiation to an Inflection Point if Canada and Mexico Refuse to Engage on U.S. Proposals
Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) faces a critical juncture as the fifth round of talks officially starts Friday in Mexico City. At issue is whether Canada and Mexico will engage on a series of proposals to significantly reshape NAFTA that were submitted by the United...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
With This Temporary Chief, IRS to Become Enforcement-Free Zone
Note: David Kautter becomes acting commissioner of the IRS today. Since August, Kautter has been a political appointee reporting to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. A bad leader like David Kautter could make the IRS an enforcement-free zone – at least for President Donald Trump’s powerful friends...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
Trump Completes Big Pharma’s Takeover of America’s Health Care With Nomination of Alex Azar to Head HHS
Note: President Donald Trump today has nominated Alex Azar to be the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Azar served for five years as president of Lilly USA, LLC, the largest affiliate of global biopharmaceutical leader Eli Lilly and Company. Just weeks after denouncing “out-of...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
Ruling in Trump Protest Case Protects Anonymous Speech but Limits Protections for Organizers
Note: D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Robert E. Morin has published a ruling on the objections raised by three Facebook account holders and three anonymous Facebook users. They objected to federal prosecutors’ search warrants issued in connection with the prosecution of 200 protestors who have been...
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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
As Ivanka Trump Travels to Asia, Human Rights, Labor, Union and Public Interest Groups Call on First Daughter to Pledge Improvements for Workers Making Her Brand’s Clothes in China
As Ivanka Trump travels to Asia to speak about what she terms “women’s empowerment” at the fourth annual World Assembly for Women in Tokyo this week, a coalition of labor, consumer, union and human rights organizations today criticized her hypocrisy in ignoring the plight of workers who make the...
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Sanders-Cummings Medicare Part D Legislation Would Lower Seniors’ Medicine Costs
This afternoon, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) will introduce the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act, legislation to allow the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to directly negotiate prices...
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Fair Arbitration Now Coalition
Just hours ahead of a vote being pushed by the U.S. Senate leadership on whether to repeal the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) arbitration rule , the Fair Arbitration Now (FAN) coalition announced that 96,790 Americans have signed a petition opposing the financial industry’s...
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
If Alex Azar Is Confirmed as HHS Secretary, Big Pharma’s Coup of Health Care Sphere Will Be Virtually Complete
Just days after denouncing “out-of-control” drug prices, President Donald Trump appears set to show he doesn’t mean it by naming a former pharmaceutical company executive to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If Alex Azar is nominated and his nomination confirmed, then Big Pharma...
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Trump Sabotages the Affordable Care Act With Latest Executive Order
President Donald Trump continues to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this time through executive fiat. As with other recent GOP efforts, this executive order would hurt patients by driving up costs and threatening access to health care for millions. The executive order would allow junk plans...
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda Could Boost Family Business
President Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda could boost the bottom line of his businesses, and in some instances, Trump’s financial interests are directly at odds with protecting the public, a new report from Public Citizen and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) shows. The conflicts of interest...
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