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About Public Citizen

Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.

For four decades, we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. We have successfully challenged the abusive practices of the pharmaceutical, nuclear and automobile industries, and many others. We are leading the charge against undemocratic trade agreements that advance the interests of mega-corporations at the expense of citizens worldwide.

As the federal government wrestles with critical issues – fallout from the global economic crisis, health care reform, climate change and so much more – Public Citizen is needed now more than ever. We are the countervailing force to corporate power. We fight on behalf of all Americans – to make sure your government works for you.

We have five policy groups: our Congress Watch division, the Energy Program, Global Trade Watch, the Health Research Group and our Litigation Group. Learn more about them here.

Public Citizen press release, blog etc

02/15/2019 - 09:11 Trump's Emergency Declaration Is Abuse of Power; Public Citizen Will Challenge It, Urge Congress to Overturn Quickly
02/14/2019 - 22:27 Fight Over the Wall Funding Is Not a National Emergency, Lawsuit Says
02/14/2019 - 19:59 Now That He is Attorney General, Barr Must Not Impede Mueller Investigation; Groups Doubt His Commitment to Justice For All
02/14/2019 - 18:31 IGs at Treasury, FHFA Should Investigate Potential Insider Trading in Fannie and Freddie Stock
02/14/2019 - 18:10 Public Citizen Supports U.S. House Committee's Consideration of the For the People Act
02/13/2019 - 13:27 Experts Will Testify on Solutions to Remedy Elections Crisis Challenging U.S. Democracy
02/12/2019 - 18:36 Public Citizen Calls on Interior Department to Investigate Whether Acting Secretary Bernhardt Violated Trumps Executive Order on Ethics
02/08/2019 - 15:10 Disclosure Legislation Would Hold Companies Accountable for Secret Political Spending
02/07/2019 - 13:55 Congress Must Pass Landmark Legislation to Stop Pharma Rip-Offs
02/07/2019 - 13:02 Public Citizen Calls on Ways and Means Subcommittee to Obtain Trump's Tax Returns
02/07/2019 - 04:46 Advocates Condemn Unlawful Foundation of Trump Administration's Effort to Attack America's Clean Car Standards
02/06/2019 - 14:10 Public Citizen Supports House Committee on Oversight and Reforms Advancement of the For The People Act
02/06/2019 - 13:25 Trump's CFPB Director Threatens to Fill the Swamp With Loan Sharks
02/05/2019 - 17:02 Rao Must Pledge to Recuse Herself in Cases Involving Regulations She Reviewed at OIRA
02/04/2019 - 15:04 Financial Crash Bandits Run Wild Under Trump Presidency
02/04/2019 - 14:27 Shorter Waits and Higher Efficiency: The Truth About Medicare-for-All
01/31/2019 - 15:36 In 2018, Major Media Often Failed to Connect Climate Change to Extreme Weather Events
01/31/2019 - 13:59 Public Citizen Urges FDA to Ban Dangerous Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Repair