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Published: April 2017
A push for regulatory leadership that is unimpeachably independent
Donald Trump ran on "draining the swamp" of corruption in Washington, DC. Yet, as president, he is working to install a revolving-door government run by representatives of the big businesses our government is supposed to be regulating. In a letter to the Democratic Senate leadership, coalition advocates remind senators that the need for public minded watchdogs has never been greater. The American people deserve voices on a diverse collection of independent agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission, that are independent of excessive corporate influence.
Coalition advocates penned a letter to Democratic Senate leadership, reminding legislators that they will have opportunities to choose for nomination members of a diverse collection of independent agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to key Wall Street regulators like the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For any nominee considered, a demonstrated commitment to regulation in the public interest must be paramount. It is critical that these nominees have the ability to shine a bright, public light of scrutiny on misguided deregulation designed to enhance corporate profits at the expense of public safety and well-being.
AFL-CIO | Allied Progress | Center for Science in the Public Interest | Citizens’ Environmental Coalition | Color of Change | Consumer Action | CREDO Action | Daily Kos | Demand Progress | Democracy for America | Economic Policy Institute Policy Center | Every Voice | EveryLibrary | Fight for the Future | Forward Together | Friends of the Earth | Greenpeace | International Corporate Accountability Roundtable | MoveOn Civic Action | National Digital Inclusion Alliance | OpenMedia | Other 98% | Our Revolution | People Demanding Action | Presente | Protect All Children's Environment Public Citizen | Public Knowledge | Represent.Us | Roosevelt Institute | RootsAction.org | The Revolving Door Project | United Church of Christ, OC Inc. | Woodstock Institute | WV Citizen Action Group
For more information, please visit Public Citizen's website.
A push for regulatory leadership that is unimpeachably independent (independentcommissionletter.pdf)
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