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, July 09, 2020
The American People Deserve to Know Trump’s Financial Background
Note: Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in two landmark cases concerning U.S. House committees’ ability to enforce subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump’s financial records from three businesses: Trump’s longtime accounting firm Mazars LLP and two banks, Deutsche Bank and Capital One. In Trump...
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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Law Firms Are Recruiting Corporations to Attack COVID-19 Policies in ISDS ‘Corporate Courts,’ Warn 600-Plus Civil Society Groups From 90 Nations
The threat of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) claims from multinational corporations for compensation from taxpayers for governments’ COVID-19 responses is dire, warned more than 600 labor, consumer, environmental, development and other civil society organizations today in a letter to...
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Monday, July 06, 2020
Dozens of Lobbyists with Trump Ties Have Raked in at Least $10.5 Billion in Federal Aid During the Pandemic
At least 40 lobbyists who are connected to President Donald Trump through his campaigns, inaugural committee, transition team or administration have lobbied on COVID-19 issues, according to a new Public Citizen report released today. Trump-connected lobbyists collectively have represented at least...
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Friday, July 03, 2020
July 4: Trump Coronavirus Death Clock to Circle White House, Trump Hotel During Fourth of July Celebrations
Public Citizen and the creators of the Trump Death Clock will highlight President Donald Trump’s reckless and deadly response to the coronavirus pandemic by driving the Death Clock in front of the White House and Trump International Hotel during July Fourth celebrations and reading the names of...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Launch of New NAFTA Marred by Detainment of Mexican Labor Activist, Hundreds of Court Challenges Against New Mexican Labor Law
Note: The revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect today, July 1. The U.S. Senate passed the new NAFTA in January 2020 by a margin of 89 to 10 after the U.S. House of Representatives voted by a margin of 385 to 41 in December 2019. On paper the new NAFTA—with improved...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Launch of New NAFTA Marred by Detainment of Mexican Labor Activist, Hundreds of Court Challenges Against New Labor Law
Growing outrage about a jailed Mexican labor activist, bogged-down labor reforms and threats to Mexican workers pressured to return to factories plagued by COVID-19 was not the scenario the U.S., Mexican or Canadian governments imagined for July 1, the date the revised North American Free Trade...
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Monday, June 29, 2020
Gilead’s Remdesivir Price Is Offensive
Note: Gilead today announced that remdesivir, a drug approved to treat COVID-19, will be priced at $3,120 for a typical patient with insurance. Public Citizen previously found that public financial support for remdesivir’s development totals at least $70.5 million , through federal grants and...
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Monday, June 29, 2020
Supreme Court Puts CFPB Director Under Trump’s Thumb
Note: The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a statute protecting the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from being fired without cause by the president is unconstitutional. The court, however, rejected arguments that actions taken by the CFPB must be undone as a...
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Friday, June 26, 2020
Jailed Mexican Labor Activist’s Immediate Release Demanded by Major U.S. Unions, Faith and Civil Society Groups in Letter Delivered Today to Human Right Commission
A group of powerful U.S. organizations demanded the immediate release of imprisoned Mexican labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas, who was arrested on June 8 on trumped-up charges for “mutiny, threats and coercion.” Prieto’s daughter delivered a letter from the groups to the Mexican National Human...
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Monday, June 22, 2020
COVID-19 Medicine Pricing, Transparency Bills Are a Matter of Life and Death
Note: Today, U.S. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Peter Defazio (D-Ore.) introduced the Make Medications Affordable by Preventing Pandemic Pricegouging (MMAPPP) Act and the Taxpayer Research and Coronavirus Knowledge (TRACK...
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