The Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform frequently testify before congressional committees on a range of topics related to the organization’s core issues. In addition, Member Scholars often communicate with federal agencies, testifying, filing comments on proposed regulations, or bringing important matters to their attention by way of letters or other means of communication.
CPR Member Scholars and Staff Testimony before Legislative Committees and Letters to Members of Congress include:
Joint Letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairs and Ranking Members from Tom McGarity, Sid Shapiro, and Rena Steinzor opposing section of the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2) that would codify exemption of high-risk retail facilities that sell hazardous chemicals to commercial end users from OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard, September 24, 2018.
Robert Verchick and James Goodwin letter to House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law re the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, July 15, 2015
Robert Verchick and James Goodwin letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Managementre the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, July 15, 2015.
Rena Steinzor's July 16, 2014 testimony before Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Oversight and Environment on the Status of Reforms to EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System
Rena Steinzor's July 11, 2014 testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Economics on Constitutional Considerations: States vs. Federal Environmental Policy Implementation.
William Buzbee's May 29, 2014 testimony before the House Committee on Small Business on proposed Army Corps of Engineers waters of the United States regulations in response to the Supreme Court's SWANCC and other decisions.
Michael Patoka’s February 7, 2014 testimony before the Maryland Senate Finance Committee in support of SB 774, which would require construction companies contracting with the state to be prequalified based on their worker health and safety performance measures.