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, April 17, 2018
64 Groups Oppose CRA Resolution Repealing 2013 Auto Lending Guidance
Congress should not use Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions to target public protections that have been in place for years or decades, as this violates the clear intent of the law, 64 groups said in a letter (PDF) sent today to lawmakers. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week on S.J...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Trump’s U.S. Businesses Have Raked in More Than $15 Million in Profits Since His Run for Office
President Donald Trump’s U.S. businesses have raked in $15.1 million in revenue from political groups and federal agencies during his run for office and presidency, with about 90 percent coming from his own campaign, according to a new report from Public Citizen. The report, “The Art of the (Self)...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
On Reports That President Trump Is Open to Rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership
As news reports have emerged that at a meeting this morning President Trump told a gathering of farm-state Senators he was directing his advisers to look into rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, commented: “Given the central...
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Statement on Korea Trade Deal Revisions
As the administration announced revisions to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, commented: “Despite the touted 10,000 tariff cuts and promises of more exports, more jobs, our deficit almost doubled in the FTA’s first five years as U.S...
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Monday, March 26, 2018
Public Citizen Files 30 Ethics Complaints for Likely Violations of Trump’s Own Ethics Rules
Numerous executive branch agencies and offices – including the White House itself – may have violated President Donald Trump’s own ethics Executive Order #13770, according to Public Citizen, which has filed 30 ethics complaints against the agencies and White House today. A key provision of the...
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Environmental Safety Bureau Chief Took Political Contributions From Industry He Now Regulates
Many of the companies penalized by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) over the past five years have given political contributions to current BSEE Director Scott Angelle, and at least five of those companies have met with him since he took office in May 2017, according to...
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Monday, March 19, 2018
NIH Officials May Have Violated Policy by Soliciting Donations From Alcohol Industry for Alcohol Study
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General should immediately launch a formal investigation into the conduct of National Institutes of Health (NIH) officials who allegedly were involved in soliciting donations from the alcohol industry to fund a major study on alcohol...
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Deregulating Wall Street Sets the Stage for More Bailouts
Wednesday evening, the U.S. Senate approved S. 2155, legislation that deregulates Wall Street, on a vote of 67-31. The bill was authored by U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), chair of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and contains more than 40 provisions that include deregulation of banks with as much...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Report: Information Suppression Is Part of a Trump Administration Effort to Serve Corporate and Extremist Interests
The Trump administration distorts the truth on a regular basis by squelching data it doesn’t like, misleading the public with pseudo-statistics, stifling the view of experts and canceling important government studies, according to a Public Citizen report released today . “A president who cares...
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Monday, March 12, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives Should Reject the Newest Version of False Hope Act
Note: Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee announced the release of revised "False Hope" legislation. Public Citizen strongly opposes the newest version of the “False Hope” Act (the “Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn and Matthew Bellina...
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