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For Immediate Release: 6/24/14
DISCLOSE Act Would End the Scandal of ‘Dark Money’ in Federal Elections
Sen. Whitehouse Reintroduces Measure to Shed Light on Funders Behind Campaign Ads
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For Immediate Release: 6/24/14
SEC Delays Rules in Majority of Cases, Public Citizen Report Shows
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Chair Mary Jo White has delayed action on nearly two-thirds of its rulemaking initiatives over the past year, a Public Citizen review finds.
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For Immediate Release: 6/20/14
In Kerfuffle Over IRS Emails, Congress Ignores Solutions on the Horizon
As House lawmakers prepare to interrogate IRS Commissioner John Koskinen once again over last year’s profiling scandal, they should keep in mind that the IRS is working to establish a bright-line rule that would prevent similar incidents, Public Citizen said today.
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For Immediate Release: 6/19/14
Unregulated, Outside Spending by Koch-Related Group Plagues Local Elections, Public Citizen Report Finds
Unregulated, undisclosed spending made possible by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has left local communities defenseless against big money national organizations intent on interfering with their elections, according to a report released today by Public Citizen.
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For Immediate Release: 6/18/14
Formal Effort Launched to Restore Core First Amendment, Democratic Values
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 6/18/14
Historic Amendment Moves Forward: One Step Closer to Restoring Democracy, Reversing Rise of Oligarchy
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 6/16/14
162 State and National Groups and Individuals Urge U.S. Senate to Restore Vital Consumer Protection by Passing the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act
On the 81st anniversary of the signing of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, 162 state and national organizations led by Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform today call on the U.S. Senate to restore a wall between ordinary banks and riskier investment banks.
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For Immediate Release: 6/5/14
Opening of Google’s New and Expanded Capitol Hill Office Makes Evident Its Growing Political Spending and Lobbying Activity
Monday’s opening of Google’s new Capitol Hill office, a 55,000 square-foot space less than a mile from the U.S. Capitol, symbolizes the company’s growing political activity and nontransparent expenditures, Public Citizen said today.
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For Immediate Release: 6/3/14
More Than 50 Organizations Urge Senate to Back Constitutional Amendment to Curb Campaign Spending
More than 50 groups representing an array of interests today called for the U.S. Senate to back a constitutional amendment that would help rein in out-of-control campaign spending.
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For Immediate Release: 6/3/14
Today’s Hearing: A Historic Step Forward to Re-Establishing People’s Authority to Curb Campaign Spending
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
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