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For Immediate Release: 10/28/13
New York City Council Bill Would Help Stem High Fatality Rate at Construction Sites
The New York City Council Committee on Economic Development will hold a hearing on bill 1169-2013, which would set worker training and transparency requirements for certain city development projects receiving city financial assistance. Keith Wrightson, worker safety and health advocate at Public Citizen, will testify in favor of the measure at the hearing.
For Immediate Release: 10/28/13
U.S. Chamber Contributors Almost Completely Secret, Public Citizen Study Finds
Twenty-four corporations that voluntarily disclosed information about their donations to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce gave the trade association $6.5 million in non-tax-deductible contributions last year, which is significant because that money can be used to influence elections.
For Immediate Release: 10/9/13
Next Fed Chair Has Opportunity to Rein in Big Banks, Protect Consumers
Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama’s pick to chair the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, is well-qualified and well-suited to be chair, Public Citizen said today. The Fed has much work to do, but it also has an enormous opportunity to rein in risky practices and make banks safer.
For Immediate Release: 9/23/13
Public Citizen Urges IRS to Investigate Tax Status of Freedom Partners
Obscure Group Calls Itself a Business League But Its Purpose Appears to Be Funneling Money into Groups That Engage in Political Activities
For Immediate Release: 9/20/13
Private Lawsuits Are an Essential but Endangered Complement to Public Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws
Clauses in Contracts Increasingly Block Access to Courts While State Attorneys General Lose Funding Needed to Protect Public
For Immediate Release: 9/19/13
Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied; Texas Correct to Appeal Reversal of DeLay Conviction
By appealing today’s reversal of the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas is taking the step necessary to ensure that justice is done, Public Citizen said today.
For Immediate Release: 9/16/13
Summers’ Deserved Disqualification from Fed Chair
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
For Immediate Release: 9/11/13
Lawmakers Approve Flawed Bill That Would Burden Judiciary, Increase Litigation Costs
The deceptively named “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act” (H.R. 2655) would slow litigation and increase its costs by encouraging additional legal maneuvers and requiring unnecessary court orders.
For Immediate Release: 8/23/13
Improved Silica Standards Will Save Lives
The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS) welcomed today’s proposal from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to tighten standards for silica exposure on the job. The proposed rule will save around 700 lives each year.
For Immediate Release: 8/21/13
Rep. Van Hollen, Reform Groups Sue IRS for Proper Regulation of 501(c)(4) Organizations Abusing Their Tax-Exempt Status to Make Secret Political Donations
U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), joined by Democracy 21, the Campaign Legal Center and Public Citizen, filed a lawsuit today in federal district court in Washington, D.C., challenging the IRS regulations that govern eligibility for tax-exempt status as a section 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization.