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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Friday, March 13, 2020
Trump Is a Clear and Present Danger to the Country. He Must Resign.
President Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the nation’s public health, and he should resign immediately. In a time when protecting the nation’s public health demands clear, truthful and compassionate leadership, Trump has offered exactly the opposite. He has dissembled about the...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Dirty Energy Dominates Interior Department Meetings 12-to-1
Executives from the oil, gas, electricity, coal and mining industries held 12 times as many meetings with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s top two officials over about two years as with conservation and renewable energy interests, a new report by Public Citizen and Documented Investigations...
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Monday, March 09, 2020
Transformational Change: Fixing Our Democracy
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the transformational For the People Act (H.R.1), and we can all sense the opportunity moment. In the wake of the cesspool of corruption of this administration, people are hungry for change. They understand that...
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
Public Citizen and 70 Organizations Call on Trump to Prevent Pharma Profiteering on Coronavirus
Note: Public Citizen and 70 civil society organizations today called on President Donald Trump to not grant monopolies on any coronavirus vaccines or treatments developed with government support , and for his administration to require reasonable pricing globally through clear conditions in all...
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Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Public Citizen Urges the FDA, Pharmaceutical Companies to Publicly Release Name of Any Drug Involved in Shortages Caused by the Novel Coronavirus Epidemic
The medications involved in the shortages caused by the novel coronavirus epidemic must be made public, Public Citizen said today in letters sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) and major pharmaceutical industry trade groups . On Feb. 27, the FDA announced the first known...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Public Citizen’s Legal Motion Could Reveal Specifics of Mulvaney’s Land Deal in South Carolina
A company in which Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is a principal investor should not be allowed to continue to conceal the details of a 2007 land deal gone wrong, Public Citizen has argued in a motion to unseal records in a case in the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas. Mulvaney...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Bernhardt? Or Swamp Monster? Video to Run Tuesday Outside Interior Department Showing That the Distinction Is Difficult to Make
WHAT: A truck with a giant TV screen will park outside the U.S.Department of the Interior for eight hours on Tuesday, running a looping video for passersby and Interior Department employees and visitors. The video, accompanied by spooky music, will show that it’s difficult to distinguish between...
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Ethics Commission Should Investigate Gov. Hogan’s Apparent Financial Conflicts of Interest Related to New Interchange And Other Improvements
The Maryland State Ethics Commission should investigate whether Gov. Larry Hogan has conflicts of interest related to his public office and private business interests that could violate state ethics laws, Public Citizen said today in an ethics complaint to the commission. Hogan founded and served...
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Thursday, February 06, 2020
Bernhardt Lets Oil Industry Exploit American Treasures
Note: Today, the U.S. Interior Department finalized plans to allow energy companies to exploit public lands in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Earlier this year, Public Citizen released an analysis finding that former clients of Bernhardt have...
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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
‘Hearing, Press Conference on Election Spending Since Citizens United
WHAT: Public Citizen President Robert Weissman will testify Thursday before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on the need to overturn Citizens United. Immediately prior to the hearing Committee, Chairman Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and U.S. Rep...
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