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, September 15, 2020
USDA, Meatpacking Industry Collaborated to Undermine COVID-19 Response, FOIA Docs Show
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the meatpacking industry worked together to downplay and disregard risks to worker health during the pandemic, as shown in documents uncovered by Public Citizen and American Oversight through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. “While we knew...
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Thursday, September 10, 2020
McConnell’s Skinny Bill Is Dead. Can Serious Negotiations Begin Now?
Note: The U.S. Senate voted today on a slimmed down coronavirus response package proposed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). As expected, the bill failed to pass. McConnell knew his skinny bill was dead on arrival, and the American people deserve better. His bill was never a...
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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Six Months After Emergency Declared, Trump Has Repealed More Than 30 Public Protections
Note: Sunday, Sept. 13 marks six months since President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coalition on Sensible Safeguards has tracked Trump’s regulatory rollbacks during this period in Pandemic Rollbacks . During that time, the administration...
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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Public Citizen Report: Trump’s Land Privatization Was Decades in the Making By Right-Wing Groups, Corporations
Numerous high-ranking Trump administration officials in the U.S. Department of the Interior are connected to right-wing anti-environmental think tanks and legal groups funded by corporate interests and wealthy individuals seeking to privatize public lands, according to a new analysis by Public...
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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Public Citizen Statement on New Report Outlining Climate Change’s Emerging Risk to U.S. Financial System
Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen’s Energy Program, and voting member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Market Risk Advisory Committee, issued the following statement after the release of a CFTC subcommittee report to a key financial regulator demanding the U.S...
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Thursday, September 03, 2020
Report: States With More Coronavirus Hospitalizations Received Less Remdesivir
States that had more coronavirus hospitalizations often received less of the experimental coronavirus treatment remdesivir than states with fewer hospitalizations since the Trump administration began distributing it commercially in July, worsening the already short supply of the drug, according to...
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Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Transportation Department Must Require Airports, Airlines to Implement Mask Wearing Mandates
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) should immediately grant a petition for an emergency rule that would require all air carriers and airports to mandate the wearing of masks for all persons inside of airports and airplanes at all times, Public Citizen and 22 other groups said today in a...
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Monday, August 31, 2020
Poll Workers Are Essential Workers
Note: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has designated Sept. 1 as National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, in response to a particularly acute shortage of poll workers expected this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Power the Polls, which is seeking to recruit younger, more diverse populations...
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Monday, August 24, 2020
Ending Trump’s Sabotage of the Postal Service
Note: The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the “Delivering for America Act” that would prohibit any further operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service until after the 2020 general election and provide $25 billion in additional funding to the agency. At a time when Americans are...
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
Public Citizen, LDF File Lawsuit Against the USPS to Suspend Implementation of Postal Service Changes Ahead of the November Election
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and Public Citizen today filed a lawsuit on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) against the U.S. Postal Service. The suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia,...
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