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For Immediate Release: 12/19/14
Pledge to Deter Outside Spending in Elections Made Strides in 2014
New Public Citizen Report Shows Impact and Momentum of the ‘People’s Pledge’
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For Immediate Release: 12/18/14
Biologics Industry Uses Political Power to Retain Monopoly, Price-Gouge and Limit Patient Access to Needed Medications
New Report Shows the Future of Medicine Could Be Extremely Expensive
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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: 12/15/14
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
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: 12/10/14
Omnibus Appropriations Bill Would Further Corrupt Our Government by Increasing the Amount of Money an Individual Can Give to a Party Tenfold
Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
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For Immediate Release: 12/10/14
On IRS, Omnibus Provisions Miss the Mark
Riders in the omnibus spending bill that would prohibit the IRS from targeting groups and individuals based on their ideological beliefs are half measures that won’t ensure the agency can adequately determine whether nonprofits are engaged in too much political activity, Public Citizen said today.
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For Immediate Release: 12/10/14
Wall Street Holds Government Hostage to Finance Its Gambling
Public Citizen denounces Wall Street’s exploitation of the must-pass government spending bill to reverse crucial reforms in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
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