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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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For Immediate Release: 10/2/14
‘Stand Up! for Main Street’ 2014 – a Comedy Benefit for National Consumer Watchdog Group Public Citizen
Another all-star line-up of comics is waiting in the wings to lend support to Public Citizen – one of the nation’s preeminent public interest groups – at its annual comedy fest, “Stand Up! for Main Street.”
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For Immediate Release: 10/2/14
As Growing European Government Opposition to Investor-State Regime Shadows This Week’s U.S.-EU Talks, New Report Takes on Obama Administration Defense of Parallel Legal System for Foreign Corporations
Analysis of Investment Data Reveals That Inclusion of ISDS Regime in Transatlantic Pact Would Empower Attacks Against U.S., EU Policies by 70,000 Additional Firms
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For Immediate Release: 10/1/14
Civic Organizations Applaud Proposal to Strengthen Anti-Corruption Rules in Municipal Securities
A diverse coalition including consumer advocates, labor unions, investment organizations, and financial reform and campaign finance groups today endorsed an effort by Washington regulators to strengthen the rules to prevent Wall Street from corrupting the municipal securities sector. Municipal securities are the bonds issued by school districts, cities and states that are paid off with tax dollars and used to fund public projects.
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For Immediate Release: 10/1/14
Voters Overwhelmingly Want More Enforcement of Laws and Regulations, New Poll Shows
With near unanimity, voters believe there should be tougher enforcement of existing laws and rules, and they should be enforced fairly, without regard to the wealth or power of violators, a new poll released today by the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards shows.
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For Immediate Release: 9/30/14
HHS Has Been Violating Its Own Policy About Reporting Malpractice Payments to the National Practitioner Data Bank
Data Bank Could Be Missing Several Hundred Reports of Malpractice Payments Involving HHS Doctors and Health Care Providers; Public Citizen Urges Agency to Report Retroactively
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