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, January 16, 2020
Broad Bipartisan Congressional Votes on Revised NAFTA Cement New Floor for Trade Pacts: Pharma Giveaways, Extreme Investor Rights in Past Pacts Are Out, Better Labor and Environmental Terms In After Democrats Forced Trump to Redo His 2018 NAFTA 2.0 Deal
Note: The U.S. Senate today passed the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by a margin of 89 to 10. This follows passage in the U.S. House of Representatives by a margin of 385 to 41 in December 2019. The unusually large, bipartisan votes in the Senate and House on the revised NAFTA...
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
GAO Report: A Damning Rebuke of White House Lies
A new report from the government’s independent nonpartisan watchdog, Government Accountability Office (GAO), said that the Trump administration violated the law when it withheld congressionally approved Ukraine security aid. This news comes on the day impeachment articles move officially to the U.S...
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Bernhardt’s Revolving Door Network Attracts Millions From Former Clients Lobbying the Federal Government
Former lobbying and legal clients of U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt have spent nearly $30 million lobbying the federal government since the start of the Trump administration, Public Citizen showed in a new analysis today. By examining Bernhardt’s recusals and official lobbying records, a...
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Citizens United 10 Years Later: 25 Ultrarich People Have Spent $1.4 Billion on Elections
Over the past 10 years, just 25 ultrarich individuals have poured $1.4 billion into super PACs, corporations have spent at least half a billion dollars to influence elections and donors in a small number of majority-white zip codes exert a massively oversized influence on our political system, a...
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Monday, January 13, 2020
Ethics Complaint Alleges McConnell May Have Violated the Rules of the Senate on Impartiality with Impeachment
Public Citizen today filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over his public statements on the pending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The complaint, filed with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, requests it investigate and...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
NAFTA Vote Reveals New Reality for Trade Deals
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by a margin of 385 to 41. Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch: The unusually large, bipartisan vote on the revised NAFTA shows that to be politically viable, U...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
NAFTA Vote Reveals New Trade Political Reality
Note: The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The unusually large, bipartisan vote on the revised NAFTA shows that to be politically viable, U.S. trade pacts no longer can include extreme corporate investor privileges or broad monopoly...
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Impeachment Was Necessary to Protect Our Democracy
“There is no single and precise definition of what constitutes impeachable wrongdoing, but the essential issue is abuse of power. “And the quintessential abuses of power that most worried the framers of the Constitution – and which logically must be the most worthy of impeachment – are those that...
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Monday, December 16, 2019
Nationwide Mobilization for Impeachment in More Than 500 Communities in All 50 States and D.C.
More than 500 “Nobody Is Above the Law” mobilizations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are being organized by more than 100 organizations on Dec. 17 the night before the U.S. House of Representatives votes whether to impeach President Donald Trump, with more than 150,000 grassroots...
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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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