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, December 11, 2019
Conflicts of Interest Appear Rampant Within the Interior Department
Note: The U.S. Department of Interior Inspector General’s office on Tuesday released an investigative report finding that Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Douglas Domenech violated the conflict of interest rule 5 CFR §2635.502 that prohibits public officials from...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Redo of USMCA Better Than Original NAFTA After Yearlong Effort to Improve Trump’s 2018 Deal
Today, the administration and U.S. House Democrats announced they had reached an agreement on a redo of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that Donald Trump signed last year. Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, issued the following preliminary statement about the...
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Monday, December 09, 2019
Medicare for All in the Spotlight at Tuesday Hearing; Public Citizen Experts Available to Explain Why It Is the Only Viable Health Care System
Medicare for All is getting another hearing this week from the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s health subcommittee. The hearing, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, is titled, “Proposals to Achieve Universal Health Care Coverage.” It follows...
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Friday, December 06, 2019
House Vote to Restore Voting Rights Will Send Strong Message to U.S. Senators
Note: The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, to address some of the more blatant ballot access attacks voters have seen recently in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona and Texas. Voters in these states and others have faced increased...
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Public Citizen Supports Call for Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump
Note: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called today for formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: Speaker Pelosi made the right call to move forward with articles of impeachment. The facts of the case as presented in testimony, on paper and in the president’s own words are clear...
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
White House Seeks to Poison the Well Ahead of House Consideration of Landmark Prescription Legislation
Today, the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a statement claiming that U.S. House Democrats’ H.R.3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, could keep many lifesaving drugs away from American patients. The CEA report is based in part on a 2017 paper funded by the Pharmaceutical Research...
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Chemical Explosion in Port Neches Comes Less Than a Week After Trump Rescinded Chemical Safety Protections
Today, an explosion at the TPC Group petrochemical facility in Port Neches, Texas – about 90 miles east of Houston – triggered a massive fire, injuring three workers and forcing the evacuation of residents within half a mile of the site. The fire is yet another in a series of dangerous and...
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Ukraine Testimony Spurs New Sign-Ups for ‘Nobody is Above the Law’ Actions Now Planned in 323 Cities
As the U.S. House of Representatives drafts its report on its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, more activists throughout the country are planning rallies in support of impeachment. Actions for the “Nobody Is Above the Law” mobilizations are planned for more than 323 cities in 46...
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Ambassador Sondland Testimony: Delayed Ukraine Aid Linked Directly to Trump’s Desire to Win Reelection
Note: The U.S. ambassador to the European Union and registered Republican, Gordon Sondland, testified today that there was a quid pro quo in the Ukraine controversy. The immensity of Ambassador Sondland’s bombshell testimony cannot be overstated. Sondland has confirmed the bribery scheme, in other...
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Friday, November 08, 2019
Trump’s Interior Department Swamped by Corruption: Secretary Bernhardt Awards Water Contract to Former Lobbying Client
Note: The Associated Press has reported that the U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing to award a permanent water supply contract to the Westlands Water District, a powerful California water agency that supplies water to large, corporate farming operations. Until 2016, the same water...
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