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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Monday, September 10, 2018
Republican and Democratic State Legislators Release Letter Signed by 300 Colleagues From Coast to Coast Urging End of ISDS in NAFTA
WHAT: With all eyes on the fate of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations, state legislators from across the political spectrum will host a telephone press call to release a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer signed by 300 of their Republican and Democratic...
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Friday, August 31, 2018
Expected August 31 NAFTA Notice: A Final Deal Must Be Judged on Whether It Will Stop NAFTA’s Serious Ongoing Damage
Note: The Trump administration is expected to give notice to the U.S. Congress on Friday, Aug. 31 of its intent to sign a renegotiated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Aug. 31 is the last day to give notice for a deal to be signed by outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The U.S...
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Trump’s Policies Toward Workers: Drop Dead
As Labor Day approaches, President Donald Trump has betrayed promises that he made as a candidate to protect workers, according to a report (PDF) released today by Public Citizen. Instead, the administration has systematically dismantled worker safeguards, while failing to address growing hazards,...
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Kavanaugh Sided With U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Big Businesses Associations in 76 Percent of Cases
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh usually ruled in favor of three big business associations during his time on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Public Citizen’s U.S. Chamber Watch project said in a report released today. In cases that came before him and in which the U...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Public Citizen on US-Mexico NAFTA Deal Announced
A preliminary NAFTA renegotiation deal between the United States and Mexico has just been announced. We know progress was made between the U.S. and Mexico on some key changes we have demanded for decades. But we also know that the enforceability of the new labor standards to which the countries...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Latest WTO Case Challenging U.S. State Renewable Energy Policies Illustrates Why Global Trade Rules Must Change
Note: Late last week, China initiated dispute settlement consultations against the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO), targeting state-level renewable energy incentive programs in California, Michigan and Washington. A previous case filed by India targeted many of the same programs...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
DeVos’ Back-to-School List: For-Profit Leadership, Obstacles for Defrauded Students, Scaling Back Performance Accountability
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been hard at work ticking off a long back-to-school list of ways to make life more difficult for America’s college students, while enriching the predatory corporations and political donors that have long been her allies, a new Public Citizen report (PDF)...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
100-Plus Corporate Executives Met With Trump Since Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Rally
Corporate executives strongly condemned the president’s bigoted comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last year, but since then, more than 100 corporate leaders from 91 businesses have flocked to the president’s side, Public Citizen found . After President Donald Trump blamed “both...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Warren’s Legislation Would Peel Away Layers of Corruption
Note: Today, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled a legislative package of reforms endorsed by 45 groups (PDF) to combat corruption. There is a danger that the spotlight on President Donald Trump’s outrageous transgressions of ethics standards and unprecedented, global conflicts of...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Today’s D.C. Visit by Top Mexican Trade Officials May Reveal Whether a Renegotiated NAFTA Deal Can Be Signed in 2018
Note: Today, the top Mexican trade officials of the current Peña Nieto and incoming López Obrador administrations will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. At issue is whether deals can be reached between the United States and Mexico on the last outstanding issues in North...
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