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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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
House Judiciary Must Investigate FTC Findings That Implicate Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker
The chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in the next Congress should investigate the conduct of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in his capacity as an advisory board member for World Patent Marketing (WPM), Public Citizen said in a letter (PDF) sent today. In May, the Federal Trade...
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Thursday, November 08, 2018
Protest Thursday at the White House Over Trump’s Assault on Mueller Investigation
WHAT: Protesters will rally in front of the White House on Thursday – as part of nationwide protests against President Donald Trump’s effort to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation by firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Americans across the country will hit the streets in “...
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Friday, November 02, 2018
Just 56 Megadonors Funnel Nearly Half a Billion Dollars to Super PACs
Fifty-six rich election donors have poured at least $2 million each into super PAC groups this election season, more than double the level in the 2014 midterms and a record for any midterm election, according to a report (PDF) by Public Citizen. Contributions to super PACs from these 56 individuals...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Trump’s Bank Cops Roll Back Safeguards
Note: Today, the Federal Reserve Board proposed reducing safeguards for large banks following congressional approval earlier this year of a major banking deregulation law, S. 2155. Only one member on the board, Obama appointee Gov. Lael Brainard, opposed many of the proposals. Ten years after Wall...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Trump Knew More About Preventing FBI Office Relocation Than Previously Revealed
Note: Today, U.S. House Oversight Committee Democrats released documents that raise serious concerns about whether President Donald Trump personally directed government officials to prevent the relocation of the FBI’s headquarters from its Pennsylvania Avenue location in Washington, D.C., to the...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
‘Tough on Crime’ Attorney General Is Mum on Plummeting Corporate Crime Enforcement, Touts Near-Record Low White-Collar Crime Enforcement as if an Achievement
Note: On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) touted the agency’s fiscal year 2018 enforcement record. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bragging that he’s sending more people to prison than ever, or at least charging more people with crimes than ever before. The self-proclaimed...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Perry’s Rejected Coal Bailout Proposal Isn’t the Only Bailout Threat
Note: The White House has shelved U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s coal bailout proposal. A year and a half ago, Public Citizen cautioned that the real bailout threat lay not with the U.S. Department of Energy but with the privatized regional markets. And, sure enough, in June, one of them...
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Monday, October 15, 2018
U.S. Treasury Report to Congress on Trade Partners’ Currency Practices Will Once Again Fall Short of Its Mandate
The Trump administration will release its latest report on trade partners’ currency practices imminently. Like its prior three iterations of this semi-annual report mandated by Congress to identify countries whose distortion of currency values to gain trade advantages must be addressed, it is...
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
'From Hackers With Love': What Would an Attack on the U.S. Elections Look Like?
WHAT: Verified Voting, the Brennan Center and Public Citizen will hold a telepresser and webinar on Monday, Oct. 15 to discuss what a hacking of the 2018 election system might look like. Hackers have different avenues they could take from altering voter registration rolls, to disrupting websites or...
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Public Citizen Analysis: How the New NAFTA Text Measures Up to Key Changes We Have Demanded to Stop NAFTA’s Ongoing Damage
Here is the link to the text of our initial 15-page analysis of the NAFTA 2.0 text, following up on the statement from Sunday night. We have reviewed how the text measures up to the changes to NAFTA that Public Citizen and many other progressive organizations have long demanded. After some...
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