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For Immediate Release: 11/17/16
Why No Criminal Penalties for JPMorgan’s Bribery Scheme?
Statement of Bart Naylor, Financial Policy Advocate, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
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For Immediate Release: 11/16/16
Dozens of DC Voters, Policy Experts and Advocates Turn Out to Testify in Support of DC Fair Elections.
Supporters of the legislation say public financing of elections will restore balance to a broken campaign finance system by freeing candidates to run for office with support from local residents, not wealthy, outside donors.
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For Immediate Release: 11/16/16
The List: Here Are the Special Interest Insiders Swarming Trump’s Transition Team
Many Members of Transition Team Have Industry Ties
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For Immediate Release: 11/14/16
Fox in the Henhouse: Leading Trump Candidate for Treasury Said to Be Former Goldman Sachs Partner With Ties to Great Recession
Statement of Bart Naylor, Financial Policy Advocate, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division on Trump's possible Treasury pick.
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For Immediate Release: 11/14/16
What Could Have Been: SEC Chair Mary Jo White to Exit SEC at End of Obama Administration, Leaves Much Undone on Investor Protections
U.S. SEC Chair Steps Down - Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
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For Immediate Release: 11/10/16
MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Citizen Experts Testify in Support of Fair Elections and Anti-Pay-to-Play Legislation
Two Public Citizen experts will testify on a set of democracy reforms at a public hearing before the D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary.
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For Immediate Release: 11/9/16
Corporation-Backed Ballot Initiative Campaigns Spent More than $335 Million, Won 62% of Races Where One Side Was Mostly Funded by Corporate Interests
Out of 37 ballot initiative races in 17 states where at least one side was mostly funded by corporations and business interests, the corporation-backed side was victorious in 23 (62%).
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For Immediate Release: 11/7/16
Federal Judge Erred in Blocking Nursing Home Arbitration Rule
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 11/3/16
Alert: Congress May Push Dangerous 21st Century Cures Act in Lame-Duck
As Window for Passing Major Legislation Narrows, Congress May Rush Cures Act, Putting Patients at Risk
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For Immediate Release: 10/28/16
Public Citizen Applauds Education Department Rule Prohibiting Schools From Using Forced Arbitration Clauses in Student Contracts
Statements of Public Citizen Experts
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