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, March 04, 2021
Haaland Will Wash Interior of Trump’s Oil-Drenched Cronies
Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources voted to approve the nomination of U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) as secretary of the Department of the Interior. Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, released the following statement : “As head of the Interior Department,...
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Monday, March 01, 2021
Biden Can Freeze Potentially Dozens of Harmful, Last-Minute Trump Regulatory Rollbacks
The Biden administration should expand its regulatory freeze memo to include at least 25 additional harmful, last-minute Trump deregulatory actions that violated the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Public Citizen said in a report released today. Due to those violations, none of the rollbacks took...
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Friday, February 26, 2021
Hundreds of Prominent US Civil Society Organizations Call on Pres. Biden to Stop Blocking COVID-19 WTO Waiver to Boost Vaccines, Treatments Worldwide
Today, U.S. consumer, faith, health, labor, human rights, development and other civil society groups urged the White House to support an emergency COVID-19 waiver of World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property rules, so that greater supplies of vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests...
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Friday, February 26, 2021
400 U.S. Organizations Call on Biden Administration to Stop Blocking COVID-19 WTO Waiver to Boost Vaccines, Treatments Worldwide
U.S. consumer, faith, health, development, labor, human rights, and other civil society groups will urge the White House to reverse Trump administration obstruction of an emergency COVID-19 waiver of World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property rules so that greater supplies of vaccines,...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Santa Barbara City Council Votes in Support of Medicare for All Resolution 
The Santa Barbara City Council this evening unanimously passed a resolution in support of a nationwide Medicare for All program. The City Council’s consideration of the resolution sends a strong message to California’s congressional delegation that the residents of Santa Barbara are demanding an...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Biden's Executive Order Mandating Review of U.S. Supply Chains for Access to Critical Goods Is an Important First Step
The Biden administration’s supply chain review should be welcome news for millions of Americans who were awakened to extreme U.S. supply chain vulnerabilities created by decades of hyperglobalization when they could not obtain critical goods during the COVID-19 crisis. The review must identify the...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Public Citizen Report: Big Oil Funneled Millions to Lawmakers Opposed to Biden’s Pause on New Drilling
A new Public Citizen report finds that twenty-nine U.S. House lawmakers who oppose President Joe Biden’s order to pause new oil leasing on federal lands and offshore waters have received a combined $13.4 million over their careers from fossil fuel interests and $23.6 million from energy and natural...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021
COVAX’s Vaccine Supply Is Desperately Needed but Terrifyingly Inadequate
Today, COVAX, a partnership led by the World Health Organization and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced its first allocation of several hundred million COVID-19 vaccine doses to developing countries. Peter Maybarduk, director of Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program, released the...
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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Virginia Becomes the 22nd State to Support an Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
Today, Virginia led the country by taking a critical step towards fixing our broken democracy. The Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution supporting an amendment to overturn Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that has enabled corporations and wealthy individuals to spend unlimited...
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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Fossil Fuel PACs Donated $8.8 Million to Republican ‘Sedition Caucus’
The fossil fuel industry’s political action committees (PACs) have bankrolled lawmakers who supported overturning the 2020 election, contributing about $8.8 million over the past three election cycles to 132 out of 147 members of Congress who voted against certifying the electoral college,...
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