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For Immediate Release: 12/17/14
Exelon-Pepco Merger Would Give One Company Too Much Control, Could Raise Electricity Rates for District Residents
A proposed merger of Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc. would give Exelon too much control over electricity pricing and delivery, could lead to higher prices and would deal a setback to efforts to boost the use of renewable energy, Public Citizen will tell District regulators at a hearing today.
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For Immediate Release: 12/17/14
Leak of Obama Administration Trade Pact Proposal Reveals Negotiations Affecting Net Neutrality, Limits on Data Privacy Protections
U.S. Internet Governance Policy Should not be Designed in Closed-Door, Industry-Influenced Negotiations of U.S. Trade in Services Agreement
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For Immediate Release: 12/17/14
Vermont Governor Shumlin Delays Plans to Ask Legislature to Consider His Universal Single-Payer Health Care Plan at This Time
Statement of Vijay Das, Health Policy Advocate, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
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For Immediate Release: 12/16/14
New York’s Single-Payer Legislation Would Provide the Benefits of Health Care to All New Yorkers
The Affordable Care Act Falls Short; New York Health Bill Would Cover Everyone While Cutting Costs
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For Immediate Release: 12/16/14
Public Citizen Applauds U.S. Senate Call for CEO Pay Disclosure Rule
Public Citizen lauds the effort of 15 U.S. senators led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) to promote the implementation of a four-year-old law that requires publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio of CEO pay to that of the median-paid employee at the firm.
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For Immediate Release: 12/16/14
Public Citizen Health Director Appointed to FDA Committee
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Dr. Michael Carome, director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, was appointed to serve on the agency’s Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee.
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For Immediate Release: 12/15/14
Public Citizen to Testify at Public Forum on Implementing Single-Payer Health Care in New York
Testimony before the Health Committee of the New York Assembly in support of the “New York Health” bill, which would create a single-payer health care system in the state of New York. The measure should be adopted, Public Citizen will tell the assembly at a public forum tomorrow.
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For Immediate Release: 12/12/14
Groups to Tell D.C. Regulators: Exelon-Pepco Merger Not in Public Interest, Would Shift Risk From Exelon to Consumers
Press Conference Before D.C. Public Service Commission’s First Public Hearing on Exelon-Pepco Merger
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For Immediate Release: 12/12/14
Omnibus Debacle: If This Is the Kind of ‘Bipartisanship’ Coming in 2015, the Country Is in Dire Straits
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 12/11/14
At Export Council, Obama Expected to Urge Corporate Interests to Help Him Obtain New Fast Track Powers to Expand the Status Quo U.S. Free Trade Pact Model That Congressional Democrats, Obama’s Base Oppose
At today’s meeting of the President’s Export Council, President Barack Obama is expected to urge yet another audience dominated by the corporate interests that opposed his election to help him obtain broad new Fast Track trade powers.
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