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9/18/14
Insider Traders in Congress May Soon Be Revealed by the Bipartisan ‘Political Intelligence Transparency Act’
Statement of Craig Holman, Government Affairs Lobbyist, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
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9/18/14
Safety Advocates, Teamsters Sue U.S. DOT for Failing to Issue Long-Overdue Truck Driver Training Requirements
20 Years, Two Lawsuits and Two Congressional Mandates Later, Inexperienced Truck Drivers Still Hit the Road With No Behind-the-Wheel Training
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9/17/14
Federal Electricity Regulators Let Stand Largest Market Manipulation Since Enron: Every Family’s Utility Bill in New England Will Rise by $110
Statement by Tyson Slocum, Energy Program Director for Public Citizen
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