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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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Regulatory Rollbacks Defied Public Opinion to Reward Big Corporations
Massive bipartisan majorities supported the landmark regulatory protections rolled back in the Trump era, according to a report Public Citizen released today. “Lost Safeguards” features an introduction by longtime public protections champion U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and highlights 27...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Financial Sector Plutocrats Power Midterm Election Super PAC Spending
Hedge fund billionaires and other wealthy individual donors gave nearly $690 million to outside groups that poured money into influencing the 2018 midterm elections, according to a report by Public Citizen. The analysis by Public Citizen examined contributions by the top 100 wealthy individuals who...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Defying Deregulation: Standing Up for Our System of Safeguards
WHAT: A Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS) forum on how Congress is confronting the Trump administration’s assault on health, safety, environmental and worker protections. The event will be held in cooperation with U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), chair of the Subcommittee on Antitrust,...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Postal Banking Would Help Low-Income Consumers
Today, the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee is holding a hearing on the financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service. Public Citizen submitted written testimony to the committee supporting the Postal Service offering expanded financial services, including postal banking. At a time when...
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Monday, April 29, 2019
Network News Diminishes Urgency, Severity of Climate Change
When U.S. television news networks discuss climate change and its impacts, few news reports call the phenomena a “crisis” or “emergency,” a designation clearly merited by the science, a Public Citizen report shows. According to the report, in 2018, only 50 of 1,429 national television news segments...
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Better Late Than Never: Following a Public Citizen Petition, the Office of Government Ethics Will Regulate Executive Branch Legal Defense Funds
Note: Public Citizen on Sept. 15, 2017, petitioned the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to promulgate rules and procedures for setting up and running legal defense funds by executive branch officials. OGE Director Emory Rounds announced on Monday that the agency will pursue rulemaking on...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Will the Administration’s Imminent Report to Congress on Trade Partners’ Currency Practices Once Again Fall Short of Its Mandate, Undermining a Key Trump Campaign Trade Reform Pledge?
Note: The Trump administration will release its latest report on trade partners’ currency practices imminently. Like the administration’s previous four iterations of this report mandated by Congress to identify countries whose distortion of currency values to gain trade advantages must be addressed...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Public Citizen Supports Sanders’ Medicare for All Act of 2019
Note: Today U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.,) along with 14 co-sponsors, reintroduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in the U.S. Senate. Similar legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in February by U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.). “We...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Education Department Must Unblock Public Citizen’s Website, Lawsuit Says
The U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos must stop blocking visitors and employees from accessing Public Citizen’s website through the department’s guest Wi-Fi and internal networks, Public Citizen said in a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
This Week, Activists Will Take to the Bikes to Urge Members of Congress to Reject Bernhardt for Interior Head
To remind members of Congress that Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt likely is President Donald Trump’s most ethically conflicted nominee and deserving of the moniker, “Swamp Monster,” Public Citizen is unleashing a team of bike activists on Capitol Hill this week to circle between Union...
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