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.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Federal Government Fails to Meet Key Transparency Requirements
The federal government is failing to meet three key disclosure requirements from the latest major ethics law passed by Congress, according to a Public Citizen report (PDF) released today. The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA) was passed in response to a series of scandals...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
Despite Trump’s Own Ethics Rules, Dozens of Former Lobbyists Appear to Work in the Administration on Issues on Which They Lobbied
In what appears to be a breach of Trump’s own ethics rules, dozens of former lobbyists who serve in the Trump administration handle the same specific issues on which they lobbied within the past two years, a new Public Citizen report shows. President Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” when...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Nearly 70 Percent of Trump’s Picks for Top Administration Jobs Have Corporate Ties
President Donald Trump has packed his administration with corporate executives, corporate lawyers, corporate lobbyists and corporate consultants, directly contradicting his pledge to upend the “failed and corrupt” political establishment, according to a new report issued today by Public Citizen...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Public Citizen Applauds Lawmakers’ Lawsuit to Enforce the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution
Public Citizen supports the lawsuit filed today against President Donald Trump by nearly 200 members of Congress accusing him of violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit – the third such suit filed – is designed to compel the president to stop violating the important...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Treasury Report Proposes to Demolish Wall Street Reform
Note: On June 12, the U.S. Treasury Department released the first in a series of reports mandated under an executive order to review financial reform laws. “Filing the teeth off the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would invite financial scam artists to prey on American victims. We need...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017
Trump and Zinke Must Disavow Plans to Re-Create Troubled Offshore Drilling Agency
Today’s Bloomberg News report that President Donald Trump and U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are considering re-creating the ineffectual and corrupt structure of America’s offshore oil drilling regulator would be a disaster for environmental and worker safety. Both Trump and Zinke must...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017
Comey Testimony Highlights Need for Independent Investigation
Note: Today, former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. On Wednesday, Public Citizen joined many other organizations and members of Congress to call for an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Representatives of the...
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Wrong Choice: House Should Oppose Wall Street Deregulation Bill
Note: On Thursday, June 8, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10), a sweeping financial deregulation measure authored by U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), chair of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. “Millions of Americans lost their homes,...
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Monday, June 05, 2017
Committee Should Reject Legislation That Opens the Door to Industry Promotion of Medicines and Medical Devices for Unapproved Uses, Groups Tell Congress
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee should reject two bills that would undermine regulatory standards for ensuring that drugs and medical devices are safe and effective for each marketed use, Public Citizen and 12 other groups said in a letter sent to...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Mulvaney Doctrine: Sacrifice Only the Most Vulnerable on the Altar of Deficit Reduction
Mick Mulvaney, White House budget director, is guilty of hypocrisy on federal deficits and debt to advance a corporate agenda, according to a new report (PDF) from Public Citizen. A detailed look at Mulvaney’s time in Congress and a review of his first 100 days as director of the U.S. Office of...
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