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Congressional Testimony and Letters

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. 

Below, browse Congressional and State Legislative Testimony and Letters to Congress. Or browse letters and testimony from 2013 and earlier, here. Read Member Scholars' Communications with Agencies (Letter, Comments and Testimony).

 
CPR Member Scholars and Staff Testimony before Legislative Committees and Letters to Members of Congress include:
 

2017

Emily Hammond's November 14, 2017, testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works and the Environment Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety on legislative attacks on the Clean Air Act and the Trump administration's assault on environmental and public health protections.
Katherine Tracy's March 6, 2017, written testimony to the Maryland General Assembly's Economic Matters Committee on public works contracts and contractor occupational safety and health requirements.

2016

Matthew Shudtz, March 15, 2016 letter to U.S. House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, re Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations rider on poultry slaughterhouse inspection system.
Robert Verchick, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, and Richard Murphy January 5, 2016 letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi, re the Sunshine for Regulations Act of 2016.

2015

Robert R.M. Verchick, Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro's December 18, 2015 letter to House leadership re the SCRUB Act of 2015.

Robert R.M. Verchick’s December 9, 2015 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on “regulatory budgeting” proposals.

William Buzbee’s November 3, 2015 testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on regulatory reform.

Emily Hammond’s October 22, 2015 testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power on the Clean Power Plan.

Rena Steinzor’s October 21, 2015 testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight on regulatory impact analysis.

Sidney Shapiro's October 13, 2015 letter to Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committees, on judicial review of independent agency analysis.

Sidney Shapiro’s September 16, 2015 testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs on various regulatory reform bills.

Robert Verchick, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, July 27, 2015 letter re the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2015.

Noah M. Sachs’ July 15, 2015 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

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.

Robert Glicksman's June 16, 2015 testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on the EPA's proposed ozone rule.

Emily Hammond's June 2, 2015 testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power for its Quadrennial Energy Review.

Lisa Heinzerling's May 5, 2015 testimony before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee's Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Hearing on the Clean Power Plan.

Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick, James Goodwin letter to Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committees, May 1, 2015

Letter from CPR Member Scholars, Others, on REINS Act, April 15, 2015.

William Buzbee's April 14, 2015 testimony before the House Natural Resources Committee's subcommittee on water, power and oceans, on the Army Corps of Engineers' Waters of the United States rule.

James Goodwin's March 18, 2015 testimony before the House Committee on Small Business, on the importance of regulation and problems with the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy.

Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on TSCA Reform from 12 CPR Member Scholars, March 16, 2015

2014

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.

Robert Fischman's September 9, 2014 testimony before the House Committee on Natural Resources on proposed amendments to the Endangered Species Act.

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. 

Letter to Senate re Misuse of the Congressional Review Act, April 1, 2014.

Letter to Members of Congress re the Secret Science Reform Act, February 11, 2014.

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.

 

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