Comments, Letters, & Testimony to Agencies

The Member Scholars and staff of the Center for Progressive Reform often communicate with federal and state agencies, testifying, filing comments on proposed regulations, or bringing important matters to their attention with letters or other means of communication.

All such communications since 2011 are listed on this page. For testimony or other communications with Congress, visit this page
 
Communication with Agencies (Letters, Comments and Testimony) from CPR Member Scholars and staff:
Joint Letters to Food Safety Inspection Service re poulty plant line speeds.

Joint Letters to Food Safety Inspection Service re poulty plant line speeds. CPR and 11 other organizations write to oppose requests from four poultry processors (Ozark Mountain Poultry, Peco Poultry, Pilgrim's Pride, Gerber Poultry) for waivers that would allow them to operate their evisceration lines at speeds that pose health and safety risks to workers and consumers. July 31, 2018. 

Type: Letters to Agencies (July 31, 2018)
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Joint to Food Safety Inspection Service re Swing Slaughter Rule

Joint letter to the Food Safety Inspection Service on proposed swine slaughter rule.

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 30, 2018)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Katie Tracy
Joint Letter from CPR and 18 other organizations urging Secretary Sonny Perdue to conduct public hearings and weigh peer review of Swine Safety Rule

Joint Letter to Agriculture Secretary re Swine Slaughter Rule. Joint Letter from CPR and 18 other organizations urging Secretary Sonny Perdue to conduct public hearings and weigh peer review, March 15, 2018.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 15, 2018)
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Coalition letter to Bay Jurisdictions Principals Staff Committee re accounting for climate change in Chesapeake Bay cleanup planning

Coalition letter to Bay Jurisdictions Principals Staff Committee re accounting for climate change in Chesapeake Bay cleanup planning, February 23, 2018

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 23, 2018)
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Letter to the Department of Labor on Tip Rule Data Cover-up

Letter to the Director of the Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation Wage and Hour Division U.S. Department of Labor on Tip Rule Data Cover-up

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 5, 2018)
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Author(s): James Goodwin, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, Katie Tracy, Rena Steinzor, Amy Sinden
Joint Letter to the National Academies on IRIS Process
Joint Letter to the National Academies on IRIS Process
Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 30, 2018)
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Author(s): Matt Shudtz
Joint letter from Clean Water Coalition to Ben Grumbles, chair, Chesapeake Executive Council, re accounting for climate change

Joint letter from Clean Water Coalition to Ben Grumbles, chair, Chesapeake Executive Council, re accounting for climate change, November 28, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 28, 2017)
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Joint letter to EPA, Army Corps of Engineers from 21 CPR Member Scholars on Waters of the United States rewrite

Joint letter to EPA, Army Corps of Engineers from 21 CPR Member Scholars on Waters of the United States rewrite, February 25, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Sept. 25, 2017)
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Letter to OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs, September 15, 2017

Letter to OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs, co-signed by CPR's Thomas O. McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Katherine Tracy, September 15, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Sept. 15, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Katie Tracy, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity
Coalition Letter to USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, June 16, 2017.

Letter to USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, co-signed by CPR Policy Analyst Katherine Tracy, June 16, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 21, 2017)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy

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