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Francisco Enriquez
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Francisco Enriquez is the federal Tax and Budget Associate for U.S. PIRG. His priority campaign is centered on preventing corporations from securing tax breaks for the payments they make to settle allegations of criminal wrongdoing. He also works to increase tax and budget transparency and accountability, close corporate tax loopholes, advocate for 21st transportation needs, and eliminate wasteful subsidies that fail to serve the public interest. Mr. Enriquez lobbies elected officials, writes media pieces, and mobilizes a wide variety of public interest groups through grassroots organizing to promote effective fiscal policies.

Prior to his position with U.S. PIRG, Mr. Enriquez worked for the Virginia Poverty Law Center. He also spent time working for the Comité Contra la Tortura for the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria in La Plata, Argentina, and researching diagnostic tools for early-onset Alzheimer's Disease.

Mr. Enriquez is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he double majored in Neuroscience and American Studies and graduated cum laude.

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Here's Hows Texas Is Leading the Political Tech Revolution

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 10:13 AM

If you told me two years ago that Texas would be on the cutting edge of employing online tools to connect voters directly to their government's policy-making processes, I wouldn't have believed you.

Yet Austin is Texas' capital, so the tech angle in this discussion certainly makes sense. But, given...

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Long Time Coming: Shining a Light on the Nation's Most Egregious Corporate Subsidy

(5) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 11:42 AM

In our contentious, budget-conscious spending environment, even sacred cows have faced the knife. Many federal tax subsidy programs, long considered untouchable -- such as mortgage deductions and charitable donations -- have been scrutinized. In the debates surrounding these subsidy programs, a basic question lawmakers have had to grapple with is...

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We Lost Our House, the Economy Crashed, and You Made a Fortune. How Much Do We Owe You?

(5) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 3:04 PM

It's easy to forget what the word "wrongdoing" means. In an era of daily multi-billion settlement deals, "wrongdoing" has become the lawyerly term to describe the assortment of misdeeds that corporations pay to expunge from their record.

In the last three years alone, JPMorgan Chase has paid to settle...

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Tax Breaks for Corporate Wrongdoing, Part 1: The FTC

(6) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 1:16 PM

Every year, the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC, negotiates hundreds of millions of dollars in deals with corporations to settle allegations of wrongdoing. The charges include everything from consumer fraud, to privacy violations, to false advertising. Despite the seriousness of the crimes and the large profits sometimes connected to them,...

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The $4 Billion Question: Do We Value JPMorgan More Than Consumer Protection?

(63) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 10:02 AM

Amid all the clamor over the government shutdown, our nation's leaders faced another question of budget priorities last week: Is $4 billion in taxpayer money better spent subsidizing JPMorgan's alleged criminal activity or funding the federal agency charged with defending consumers from dangerous financial products?

Last week, news...

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