Latest Public Citizen Press Releases

For Immediate Release: 8/6/1998
Statement of Frank Clemente, Director of Public Citizen?s Congress Watch, upon House Passage of the Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform Bill
August 6, 1998 Statement of Frank Clemente, Director of Public Citizen?s Congress Watch, upon House Passage of the Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform Bill Like Lazarus, the Shays-Meehan reform bill has risen from the dead. Nearly all the political pundits doubted genuine reform could pass this year in Newt Gingrich?s House. Today, by a convincing bipartisan majority, the House finally heeded the people?s call to curb the influence of big money on public policy.
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For Immediate Release: 7/30/1998
Senate Oversight Hearing on NRC is a Fraud
July 30, 1998 Senate Oversight Hearing on NRC is a Fraud
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For Immediate Release: 7/30/1998
Congressional Travel on the Nuclear Energy Institute?s Tab
July 30, 1998 Congressional Travel on the Nuclear Energy Institute?s Tab
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For Immediate Release: 7/22/1998
35 Days Til Congress Adjourns:
Campaign Finance Reform Bill Picking Up Steam in the House
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For Immediate Release: 7/15/1998
Study Finds Price Gouging in U.S. Prescription Drugs
July 15, 1998 Study Finds Price Gouging in U.S. Prescription Drugs Americans Pay Double European Pricesfor Latest Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Drugs WASHINGTON, D.C. -- American consumers are paying as much as six times more than Europeans for some prescription drugs, revealed a study released by Public Citizen?s Health Research Group today.
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For Immediate Release: 7/11/1998
Survivors of Defective Products from Last Year's Veto Ceremony Urge Clinton not to Reverse his Position
July 11, 1998 Survivors of Defective Products from Last Year's Veto Ceremony Urge Clinton not to Reverse his Position (Washington) -- Four survivors of product disasters, who last year stood behind President Clinton as he vetoed product liability legislation, sent a letter to the President today urging him not to reverse his position on this issue. "Legislation that cuts off the rights of Americans and their ability to seek justice cannot be 'fixed' and must be vetoed," the four said.
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For Immediate Release: 7/9/1998
Statement by Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook on Senate Products Liability Cloture Vote
July 9, 1998 Statement by Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook on Senate Products Liability Cloture Vote
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For Immediate Release: 7/8/1998
Statement of Joan Claybrook, President of Public Citizen, on Hazardous Materials "Toxic" Amendment
July 8, 1998 Statement of Joan Claybrook, President of Public Citizen,on Hazardous Materials "Toxic" Amendment
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For Immediate Release: 7/1/1998
HEALTH GROUP ATTACKS SECOND GENERATION
OF UNETHICAL PERINATAL TRIALS IN AFRICA
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For Immediate Release: 6/25/1998
STATEMENT BY PUBLIC CITIZEN PRESIDENT JOAN CLAYBROOK CONDEMNING THE CLINTON-ROCKEFELLER-GORTON PRODUCTS LIABILITY "WRONGDOERS PROTECTION ACT"
June 25, 1998 STATEMENT BY PUBLIC CITIZEN PRESIDENT JOAN CLAYBROOK CONDEMNINGTHE CLINTON-ROCKEFELLER-GORTON PRODUCTS LIABILITY"WRONGDOERS PROTECTION ACT"
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