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For Immediate Release: 7/16/14
New Legislation Would Allow Criminal Penalties Against Corporate Officers Who Hide Information on Dangerous Products
Sen. Blumenthal’s Bill Would Close Loophole That Lets General Motors Officials Avoid Jail Time in Recall Scandal
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For Immediate Release: 7/15/14
U.S. House Introduces Constitutional Amendment: Democracy for All Not Plutocracy for the .0001 Percent
Today U.S. Reps. Deutch (D-Fla.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Donna Edwards (D-Md.) introduced a companion bill to S.J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment that aims to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and other U.S. Supreme Court campaign finance decisions.
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For Immediate Release: 7/14/14
Citi Settlement Over Mortgage Fraud Reaffirms DOJ’s ‘Too Big to Jail’ Policy
Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle civil mortgage fraud charges stemming from the bank’s role in the 2008 financial crisis. That crash caused more than $12 trillion in economic damage. Below are comments from Public Citizen experts.
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For Immediate Release: 7/10/14
28th Amendment Advances; Will Help Restore Democracy, Reverse Rise of Oligarchy
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote on S.J. Res. 19 today will bring us one step closer to adopting the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and will give We the People – through Congress as well as state and local governments – the ability to regulate and limit campaign spending by Big Business and the super-rich.
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For Immediate Release: 7/10/14
Civil Society Organizations Oppose U.S.-EU ‘Trade’ Pact Proposals That Would Undermine Chemical Safety Protections
In a letter today, a broad array of major U.S. and European chemical safety, health, environmental, labor, consumer and other organizations expressed strong opposition to proposed rules for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that could chill or roll back robust chemical safety standards on both sides of the Atlantic.
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For Immediate Release: 7/10/14
Proposed U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty Would Expose U.S. Laws to Extrajudicial Attacks by Chinese Corporations Operating Here, Incentivize More Offshoring of American Jobs
At a time of rapid growth in Chinese acquisition of U.S. firms, establishing the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) discussed during this week’s U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue is an especially terrible idea, said Public Citizen.
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For Immediate Release: 7/9/14
More Than 600,000 Americans Ask Their Senators to Support 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act
At the Capitol this afternoon, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) received petitions in which more than 600,000 Americans call for action on the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act.
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For Immediate Release: 7/8/14
Department of Justice Increasingly Relies on Settlements Instead of Criminal Charges for Corporate Wrongdoing, New Public Citizen Report Shows
A non-prosecution agreement against SunTrust Mortgage Inc., announced by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on the eve of the July 4 holiday weekend, highlights the increased use of such agreements by the agency and the need for it to explain why it chooses not to criminally prosecute certain bad actors, Public Citizen said today.
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For Immediate Release: 7/8/14
Thousands to Join First-Ever Washington, D.C., March Against Fracked Gas Exports as Obama Administration Weighs Cove Point Permit
Colorful march will bring giant ‘Stop Cove Point’ pipeline prop to the front door of Obama’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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For Immediate Release: 7/1/14
Activists Nationwide to Urge Senators to Back Constitutional Amendment to Curb Money in Politics
Activists nationwide are planning more than 100 rallies, marches, street theater, thank you card deliveries, protests and other events to urge their U.S. senators to back a constitutional amendment to curb the flow of money into politics.
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