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:
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
Joint Letter to Several Federal Agencies re HIMP in Hog-Processing

Letter to Several Federal Agencies re the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to expand the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) pilot program throughout the hog-processing industry.

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 19, 2017)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Joint comments to EPA on implementation of Trump Executive Orders 13771 and 13777.

Joint comments to EPA on implementation of Trump Executive Orders 13771 and 13777. Letter to EPA Associate Administrator Samantha Dravis from 25 CPR Member Scholars and Staff, May 15, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 15, 2017)
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Joint letter from CPR Member Scholars on ‘Ghost Rules’ in the regulatory pipeline at the beginning of the Trump administration

Joint letter from CPR Member Scholars to eight department heads on ‘Ghost Rules’ in the regulatory pipeline at the beginning of the Trump administration

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 12, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
Joint Letter to OIRA re Guidance to Agencies on Implementation of 2-for-1 Deregulatory Executive Order

Joint Letter to OIRA from 31 CPR Member Scholars and Staff re Guidance to Agencies on Implementation of 2-for-1 Deregulatory Executive Order

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 10, 2017)
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