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For Immediate Release: 9/16/1997
The Tobacco Deal: Document Disclosure Before Further Consideration
For decades, the tobacco industry has hidden documents that revealed information about the health effects of using tobacco products and industry's marketing strategies to addict new smokers. Now, supporters of the proposed tobacco industry deal say that its disclosure provisions would finally force the industry to "come clean" with the public and policy makers.
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For Immediate Release: 8/21/1997
Stealth Legislation
Letter to the Editor The Washington Post, August 21, 1997, p.A18 "Stealth Legislation"
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For Immediate Release: 8/20/1997
Stench Rising from F.D.A. Bill
Special Interest Politics-As-Usual Inside the Beltway
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For Immediate Release: 7/3/1997
AIRBAG STUDY SHOWS HUGE VARIATION IN SAFETY RECORDS
Safety experts urge government to tell public which airbags are most dangerous
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For Immediate Release: 6/20/1997
Taxpayers Burned in Deal with Devil
June 20, 1997 Taxpayers Burned in Deal with Devil The announcement by the state attorneys general today that they have reached "an agreement in principle" should be viewed by everyone who cares about the ravages of tobacco with extreme skepticism. AWe question how the attorneys general can announce a deal in principle with those who have no principles," said Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook. AAnd taxpayer beware: You will be losing over $120 billion in tax revenues from this deal."
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For Immediate Release: 4/16/1997
CAMPAIGN REFORM GROUPS PROTEST SPECIAL ACCESS LUNCHEON
Fat Cats Dine on Squid Pro Quo and Fundraiser Foccaccia
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For Immediate Release: 2/27/1997
Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook condemns plans to limit the Congressional election fundraising investigation
February 27, 1997 NEWS RELEASE Washington, D.C., February 27, 1997 -- Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook today condemned attempts to confine the Congressional investigation into election fundraising to just the Presidential election as "a transparent attempt to cover up the flood of special interest money swamping Congressional races and the methods used to raise it".
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For Immediate Release: 1/30/1997
1996 Federal Campaign Spending Up 33% From 1992; Total Candidate and Major Party Disbursements Top $2 Billion
January 30, 1997 1996 Federal Campaign Spending Up 33% From 1992; Total Candidate and Major Party Disbursements Top $2 Billion
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For Immediate Release: 1/2/1997
House Should Not Re-Elect Gingrich Before Completing Ethics Process
Public Release of Documents and Gingrich Sworn Testimony Essential
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For Immediate Release: 7/31/1996
Senate Passes Anti-Environmental Nuclear Waste Bill; Industry Supporters Fail to Attain "Veto-Proof" Majority
For Immediate Release: July 31, 1996 Senate Passes Anti-Environmental Nuclear Waste Bill; Industry Supporters Fail to Attain "Veto-Proof" Majority
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