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For Immediate Release: 7/21/15
Rule Protecting Military Families From Financial Predators Should Apply to All Consumers
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 7/20/15
New Report Details How Expanding Commercial Speech Protections Does Not Advance First Amendment Values
Expansion of Protection for Corporate Speech Threatens Political Spending Disclosure
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For Immediate Release: 7/20/15
Today: Public Citizen Hosts Book Discussion on ‘Why Not Jail?’ – an Analysis of Corporate Wrongdoing
An in-depth panel discussion about “Why Not Jail? Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance and Government Inaction,” with author Rena Steinzor, a University of Maryland law professor and immediate past president of the Center for Progressive Reform.
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For Immediate Release: 7/16/15
United States Chamber of Commerce: Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco
With deep ties to the tobacco industry, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been working to derail tobacco control rules and undermine life-saving policies in dozens of countries around the world, according to a new report released today by a coalition of public interest and health groups.
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For Immediate Release: 7/15/15
Lawmakers Introduce Solution to Wall Street Conflicts of Interest; New Public Citizen Report Highlights Extent of Problem
In an effort to rein in conflicts of interest and revolving door abuses within financial regulatory agencies, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) today introduced the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act – a desperately needed package of ethics reforms for those who regulate Wall Street.
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For Immediate Release: 7/15/15
New Website on Regulatory Delays Will Help Hold White House Accountable
SafeguardsDelayed.org Launches as OIRA Administrator Shelanski Testifies at Two Congressional Hearings
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For Immediate Release: 7/14/15
Lawmakers to Introduce Solution to Revolving Door Between Wall Street and Government; Public Citizen to Release Data Highlighting Extent of Conflicts of Interest
The Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act Aims to Promote Ethics
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For Immediate Release: 7/10/15
Not the Right Antidote for Patients: The 21st Century Cures Act Is Not a Way Forward
Statement of Vijay Das, Health Care Policy Advocate, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
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For Immediate Release: 7/8/15
U.S. Health Care Industry Opposes Worker Safety Rules Even Though Their Employees Suffer the Most Injuries
In Contrast, Federal Agencies and Health Care Worker Advocacy Groups Want Better Safe Patient Handling Laws
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For Immediate Release: 7/7/15
Bill Would Bring Back Glass-Steagall Act
Public Citizen Endorses Restoration of Safe Banking Through a 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act
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