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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: 7/9/14
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: 7/1/14
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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For Immediate Release: 6/30/14
Deal Making Ahead of Formal BNP Paribas Guilty Plea Underscores Potential Special Treatment for Mega-Banks
Statements by Lisa Gilbert, Amit Narang and Bart Naylor of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division
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For Immediate Release: 6/25/14
Shareholders, Students Demand Accountability From Sallie Mae At Company’s Annual Shareholder Meeting
Questions Raised Concerning Company’s Treatment of Veterans and Students, And Increased Lobbying Expenditures
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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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