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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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Nonpartisan Coalition Begins Push for Political Reform and Sweeping Pro-Democracy Changes
The beginning of the 116th Congress marks a historic opportunity to restore the core principles of fairness, equity, access to the ballot and the rule of law, a nonpartisan coalition of 125 organizations said today at the U.S. Capitol. The groups were joined by U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), who...
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Friday, December 21, 2018
New Report on 25 Years of NAFTA’s Damaging Outcomes Underscores the High Stakes for Next Year’s Battle Royale Over NAFTA 2.0
As the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) marks a quarter century in effect (Jan. 1, 2019) and the congressional battle over a renegotiated deal heats up, Public Citizen today released a user-friendly analysis that documents the chasm between the reality of NAFTA’s negative outcomes and...
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Monday, December 10, 2018
Clean Water Rule Rollback May Benefit Golfer-in-Chief While Wiping Out Protections for Millions of Americans
Note: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce on Tuesday a rollback of the Clean Water Rule that would dramatically curtail the number of protected waterways and wetlands. “ I want clean water. Very important. ” So spoke the nation’s Golfer-in-Chief just a few weeks...
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Signing of NAFTA 2.0 Does Not End Fight for Progressive Improvements to the Agreement
Note: Representatives of Canada, Mexico and the United States are expected to meet tomorrow on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires to formally sign the NAFTA 2.0 text that was published on Sept. 30. The NAFTA 2.0 text that is being signed contains some improvements that progressives...
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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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