Numerous advocacy groups threatened legal action after the president signed the order early Thursday.
The Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare, a coalition that believes access to health care is "basic to human dignity," coordinates events.
The president is set to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law and roll back an Obama-era financial regulation.
Public Citizen finds that total corporate spending on just eight local measures has topped $139 million.
The Commercial Energy Working Group is one of Washington’s many lobbying organizations working to make government friendlier to business, but who it represents is a secret.
In a recent earnings call, a top official at pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson dismissed questions about drug price reform and described the company as “responsible” in its pricing.
A 95 page draft of a chapter of possibly the most consequential U.S. trade deal in history released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday details plans regarding patents, copyright, trademarks and industrial design, "showing their wide-reaching implications for Internet services, civil liberties, publishing rights and medicine accessibility," "Democracy Now!" reports.
BP’s record settlement of $4.5 billion for damages caused by the explosion and spill of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010 is the largest criminal fine in U.S. history, but at a fifth of the company's 2011 profits, to be paid over a span of five years, it amounts to a "pathetic" slap on the wrist, says Public Citizen’s Tyler Slocum.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a secretive international trade pact under consideration by the Obama administration, would force American policy to conform to the whims of foreign corporations operating in the US by allowing them to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal That body would have the power to override U law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its rulings .