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For Immediate Release: 10/20/14
World Trade Organization Rules Against Popular U.S. Country-of-Origin Meat Labels on Which Consumers Rely
Compliance Panel Says U.S. Policy Still Violates WTO Despite Changes Made to Comply With 2012 WTO Order; U.S. Should Not Change COOL Policy
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For Immediate Release: 10/17/14
Alabama Supreme Court Lifts Gag Order on Customers and Attorneys in Exterminator Case
Today, in response to a Public Citizen petition, the Alabama Supreme Court lifted a gag order that prevented more than 100 plaintiffs and their attorneys from explaining why consumers should be cautious about employing an exterminating company.
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For Immediate Release: 10/16/14
Attack on Affordability of Cancer Treatments Revealed in New WikiLeaks Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Text
Access to affordable cancer treatments in the U.S and 11 other countries would be delayed for years if terms revealed today in the leaked draft Intellectual Property Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were to go into effect, Public Citizen said.
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For Immediate Release: 10/15/14
House Office of Congressional Ethics Working Well; Senate Ethics Enforcement a Failure, Public Citizen Report Shows
The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) has dramatically improved the ethics process in the U.S. House of Representatives, while the ethics process in the U.S. Senate, which lacks such an office, has failed, a new Public Citizen report (PDF) shows.
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For Immediate Release: 10/14/14
Public Citizen Report: 42 Percent of Unregulated Groups Have Devoted All Their Resources to a Single Candidate in 2014 Elections
At least 57 outside groups that can accept unlimited contributions have devoted all of their resources to supporting a single congressional candidate this election cycle, according to a Public Citizen analysis released today.
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For Immediate Release: 10/13/14
Groups to Congress: Reform Ethics Process in Senate and House
Roundtable discussion in which a newly formed coalition called the Ethics Working Group will call for reforms in the congressional ethics process. Speakers will advocate the creation of a U.S. Senate ethics office, greater transparency of ethics investigations and timetables for public reports on the status of investigations.
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For Immediate Release: 10/7/14
FEC Shouldn’t Allow Any More Loopholes in How the Party Nominating Conventions Are Financed
Public Citizen today urged the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) not to allow national party committees to exceed contribution limits when raising private money to pay for the party nominating conventions.
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For Immediate Release: 10/7/14
Local Chambers Tell Supreme Court: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Does Not Represent Our Interests in BP Case
Eight local chambers of commerce have filed an amicus brief (PDF) at the U.S. Supreme Court, stating that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce does not represent their interests in the U.S. Chamber’s amicus filing in a Supreme Court case related to the BP oil disaster.
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For Immediate Release: 10/7/14
Public Citizen Fights Back Against Murray Energy Defamation Suit; Company Sued After Public Citizen Criticized Effort to Block EPA Pollution Rule
Statement of Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 10/7/14
Public Citizen Urges Virginia Hospitals to Sever Ties with HealthFair Over Unethical Cardiovascular Disease Screening Packages
Public Citizen today urged Bon Secours Virginia – a health care system based in Richmond, Va. – to sever its relationships with HealthFair because the company’s heavily promoted, community-wide cardiovascular health screening programs are unethical and are much more likely to do harm than good.
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