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Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 6d ago

Trump’s new labor pick must restore trust lost from America’s workers

Workers and their advocates celebrated on Wednesday as the news broke that Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for Labor secretary. For more than 16 years, Puzder has served as the preside...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 1W ago

Wall Street Agent or Responsible Chair?

The Education Secretary appears uneducated about public education. The Office of Management and Budget nominee didn’t notice his full-time nanny in the house when it came time to account for...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 2W ago

Puzder and the Chamber: A Labor of Love

It comes as no surprise that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is feeling “optimistic” about Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, fast food baron Andy Puzder. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Rest...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 2W ago

Chamber of Litigation

On Tuesday, Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Much of the ensuing media coverage focused on Gorsuch’s positions on hot button issues such as...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 3W ago

Will Trump Keep His Promise to Return Government to the People? Pending Fight Over Oil & Gas Rule Will Show

President Donald Trump began his inaugural address by declaring that he would be “transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to [us], the people.” After having repeatedly p...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 3W ago

CRA Resolutions Declare Open Season on Americans

For corporate predators, pickpockets and polluters, it’s morning in America. Today, both chambers of Congress will begin introducing and voting on Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions ...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 4W ago

Mulvaney Doesn’t Pass the “Mulvaney Rule” on Taxes.

Bill Clinton nominated Zoë Baird to be attorney general when he first took office, in 1992.  When news broke that she had hired undocumented domestic help and failed to pay their employment ...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 1M ago

A Clean Ethics House

As a candidate, Trump’s claim to legitimacy and mass support was built on a rejection of insider politics and pledges to “drain the swamp” in Washington. However, in the lead up to his inaug...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 1M ago

Tillerson confirmation wrap-up: Senate should reject his nomination

The Tillerson confirmation hearing reminded me at times of hearings for Supreme Court justices in that Tillerson refused to answer the vast majority of questions about his views or what he w...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 1M ago

Workers Breathe Easier: Why We’re Celebrating OSHA’s New Beryllium Rule

Workers across the country can now literally breathe easier. Last Friday, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule to protect workers from beryllium ex...