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94 Lawmakers Urge SEC to Pursue Rules Strengthening Political Spending Disclosure

On December 22, 94 Members of Congress signed a letter to SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White, urging the SEC to continue developing rules that strengthen corporate political spending disclosure.

U.S. PIRG Joins Legal Brief Defending CFPB Constitutionality

Attached is a brief, co-written by PIRG Litigation Director Mike Landis, filed today in the DC Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, filed on behalf of U.S. PIRG Education Fund and other leading groups in support of the CFPB's constitutionality. The full circuit will hear the case en banc on May 24th, after it vacated its own 2-1 panel decision holding the CFPB's structure is unconstitutional. We filed an amicus also at the panel level. We, along with several other consumer and civil rights groups, several members of Congress and several state Attorneys General, had unsuccessfully requested party-intervenor status in the case at the panel and en banc levels.

Resource | Budget, Tax

No Write-Offs for Health Care Scams

A new factsheet from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group documents how health care and pharmaceutical corporations are able to write off the payments they make to settle charges of wrongdoing, such as fraud, on their taxes

Resource | Democracy

SEC Rider Legal Opinion

Accompanying a congressional letter to SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White, this legal opinion explains that an omnibus rider prevents the SEC from using FY16 funds to finalize and implement new disclosure rules, but does not prevent the agency from discussing, planning, revising, investigating or developing plans or draft proposals to prepare a final rule for after FY16.

Medical Debt Malpractice

This is a 2-page fact sheet summarizing the key findings of the April 2017 report "Medical Debt Malpractice" by U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group.

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