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For Immediate Release: 7/1/15
No Excuse for Not Protecting Nurses
Public Citizen Report Shows That Programs to Protect Health Care Workers Quickly Pay for Themselves
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For Immediate Release: 6/30/15
Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile to Moderate Twitter Town Hall on Executive Order for Disclosure
President Barack Obama Can Foster a #BetterPolitics With the Stroke of His Pen
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For Immediate Release: 6/25/15
Nation’s Wealthiest Families Behind the Effort to Kill the Estate Tax
Legislation Introduced to Ensure These Billionaires Pay Closer to Their Fair Share
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For Immediate Release: 6/25/15
OSHA to Concentrate Enforcement in Hospitals, but Congress Needs to Act
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) announcement today that it is taking steps to address workplace injuries associated with handling patients in hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities is a good step but not enough, Public Citizen said today.
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For Immediate Release: 6/24/15
FedEx and UPS Use Election Spending, Lobbying and Backdoor Tactics to Push for Weaker Truck Safety Rules, Report Shows
Nine Companies Spent $12 Million on Past Two Elections, $64 Million on Lobbying
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For Immediate Release: 6/24/15
House Labor HHS Funding Bill Sets Dangerous Course for the American Workplace
Statement of Keith Wrightson, Worker Safety and Health Advocate, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
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For Immediate Release: 6/24/15
Public Citizen Report: Stronger Laws Would Protect Nurses From Back Injuries
Most States Fail to Protect Health Care Workers From Occupational Injuries
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For Immediate Release: 6/23/15
130 Lawmakers Call on President to Require Transparency in Political Spending
Members of House and Senate Send Letters to White House Asking for an Executive Order Requiring Federal Contractors to Disclose Their Political Spending
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For Immediate Release: 6/23/15
U.S. House Committee Considering Bill That Would Wreck Consumers’ Ability to Bring Class-Action Cases
Statement of Christine Hines, Consumer and Civil Justice Counsel, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
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For Immediate Release: 6/18/15
Consumers to CFPB: End Forced Arbitration
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Can End Wall Street’s Practice of Stripping Customers’ Right to Go to Court
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