Public Citizen

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Name: Public Citizen
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Congress Should Oppose Bill That Undermines Patient Safety and Fails to Tackle the Rise of Antibiotic Resistance (9/19/14)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Public Citizen issued the following statements by Public Citizen Experts:Note: The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce holds a subcommittee hearing today titled "21st Century Cures: Examining Ways to Combat Antibiotic Resistance ... [Published Targeted News Service - 7 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

Finally, some action on driver training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken its first step forward in years on the issue of entry-level driver training. The administration announced Aug. 19 that it will seek input from stakeholders on what a possible training rule should ... [Published Land Line Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Wall Street watchdog slams SEC over CEO pay disclosure rule

A Wall Street watchdog is calling for federal regulators to finalize a rule that discloses how much money top executives make compared to their employees.The Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) slammed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on ... [Published The Hill - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

NIH Cleared of Tampering With Ethics Probe

WIKIMEDIA, USAIDThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) did not act improperly last year when it persuaded an independent investigatory panel to walk back its threats to censure researchers who had conducted a study that subjected preterm infants to dangerously ... [Published The Scientist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Creating Clarity For Nonprofits

Nonprofit political activity is at a crossroads. At a time when commentators from across the political spectrum are increasingly interested in the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of nonprofit political activity, a vital voice has so far been missing, ... [Published Hudson Institute - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Insider Traders in Congress May Soon Be Revealed by the Bipartisan ‘Political Intelligence Transparency Act’

Sept. 18, 2014 Statement of Craig Holman, Government Affairs Lobbyist, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch DivisionNote: Today, U.S. Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), John Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.) introduced the Political Intelligence Transparency ... [Published Public Citizen - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 3 reports

Group slams federal energy regulators over alleged market manipulation [New Haven Register, Conn. :: ]

Sept. 18--A Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group is criticizing federal energy regulators for failing to act against a private equity firm that owns power plants in New England for allegedly manipulating a power auction conducted earlier this ... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

House Climate Hearing a Farce; GOP Should Support Clean Air, Cost Savings for Consumers (9/17/14)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Public Citizen issued the following statement by David Arkush, Managing Director:Today, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology holds a hearing to criticize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan ... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

The FDA Should Require Warnings on Testosterone Products, Public Citizen Tells FDA Advisory Committees

Sept. 17, 2014          Products Are Associated With Heart Attacks and Other Cardiovascular RisksWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require that the product labels of all testosterone-containing medications available ... [Published Public Citizen - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 3 reports

Judge Sides with Bank Cops Policing Overseas Gambling

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release: Note: Public Citizen welcomes a U.S. District Court ruling in Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) et al. v.... ... [Published Wall Street Business Network - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Streamline the rules-making process

Proposals for systems to eliminate outdated regulations are in vogue. Various bills pending before Congress range from instituting a cost cap requiring the repeal of a regulation before enacting a new one to establishing a commission to recommend rules ... [Published The Hill - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Important FOIA decision

We don’t normally follow Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) decisions, but Public Citizen v. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services, ___ F. Supp.2d ___, 2014 WL 4388062 (D.D.C. Sept. 5, 2014), falls more or less in our sweet spot. Back in 2009, Public ... [Published Lexology - Sep 16 2014]

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Note: The U S House Committee on Energy and Commerce holds a subcommittee hearing today titled "21st Century Cures: Examining Ways to Combat Antibiotic Resistance and Foster New Drug Development." The subcommittee is examining the serious public health issues involving the rise of antibiotic resistant pathogens...
"One year ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a rule to implement a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act requiring companies to disclose the ratio of their chief executive's pay to that of their median employee" the AFR noted
Tyson Slocum, energy program director for Public Citizen, said in a statement that "power prices are therefore threatened not by U S Environmental Protection Agency rules, as some industry spokespeople have claimed, but by the failure of FERC to enforce rules restricting market manipulation."
"As parents, we worry that these products are marketed with names that are attractive to kids," Bennet said. "The amount of nicotine in these tiny bottles can do a lot of harm and possibly even kill a child. With the popularity of e-cigarettes on the rise, this is a commonsense bill that will help protect our kids. The Senate should quickly pass it."

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Finally, some action on driver training [Published Land Line Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
Creating Clarity For Nonprofits [Published Hudson Institute - Sep 18 2014]
Why Writing Scathing Yelp Reviews Feels So Good [Published Motherboard Magazine - Sep 18 2014]
Insider Traders in Congress May Soon Be Reveale... [Published Public Citizen - Sep 18 2014]
Safety Advocates, Teamsters Sue U.S. DOT for Fa... [Published Public Citizen - Sep 18 2014]
Group slams federal energy regulators over alle... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 18 2014]
House Climate Hearing a Farce; GOP Should Suppo... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 18 2014]
FERC fails to act on complaint of New England e... [Published Boston Globe - Sep 18 2014]
Group slams federal energy regulators over alle... [Published ShoreLine Times - Sep 18 2014]
Bennet Applauds Committee Passage of Bill to Ch... [Published Noodls - Sep 18 2014]
The FDA Should Require Warnings on Testosterone... [Published Public Citizen - Sep 17 2014]
UPDATE 1-FDA panel backs limiting use of testos... [Published CNBC - Sep 17 2014]
Who's Your Daddy? [Published Corporate Counsel - Sep 17 2014]
Key Senate panel approves bill to child-proof l... [Published U.S. Senator Bill Nelson - Sep 17 2014]
Anthony Weiner and the Revolving Door [Published Huffington Post - Sep 17 2014]
Swalwell bill would put a stop to penalties on ... [Published PleasantonWeekly.com - Sep 17 2014]
New California Law Says You Have a Right to Gripe [Published Money Life - Sep 17 2014]
Judge Sides with Bank Cops Policing Overseas Ga... [Published Wall Street Business Network - Sep 17 2014]
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Judge Sides With Bank Cops Policing Overseas Ga... [Published Public Citizen - Sep 16 2014]
Whitewash: Inspector General Review of Agency M... [Published Public Citizen - Sep 16 2014]
You Say You Want Some Revolutions? - Famed Acad... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 16 2014]
Streamline the rules-making process [Published The Hill - Sep 16 2014]
Important FOIA decision [Published Lexology - Sep 16 2014]
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You Say You Want Some Revolutions? - Famed Acad... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 16 2014]
Last week, we noted   we again discussed the web of conflicts of interest that is draped over medicine and health care, and seems responsible for much of our current health care dysfunction.  We have discussed examples of conflicts of interest affecting ...
Important FOIA Decision [Published Drug and Device Law - Sep 15 2014]
We don’t normally follow Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) decisions, but Public Citizen v. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services, ___ F. Supp.2d ___, 2014 WL 4388062 (D.D.C. Sept. 5, 2014), falls more or less in our sweet spot.  Back in 2009, Public ...
Hundreds Of Organizations Ask For Change In Tra... [Published Crooks and Liars - Sep 12 2014]
Approximately 600 organizations have sent a formal, public letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) opposing "fast-track" trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements. ...
Hundreds Of Organizations Ask For Change In Tra... [Published Seeing the Forest - Sep 12 2014]
Approximately 600 organizations have sent a formal, public letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) opposing “fast-track” trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements. ...
This Week’s Completely Ignored Historic Senate ... [Published Firedoglake - Sep 11 2014]
We the People An important debate is underway in the United States Senate this week, but if you are, like most, a casual consumer of the news, you probably wouldn’t have heard about it. This is no indictment of your news-gathering habits, but rather ...
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