Testimony and Letters to Congress

The Member Scholars and staff of the Center for Progressive Reform frequently testify before congressional committees or send letters to key legislators, covering a range of topics related to the CPR's work.

Below, browse Congressional and State Legislative Testimony and Letters to Congress. Visit this page for their communications with agencies, including letters and comments..

Testimony to the House Committee on Natural Resources on the Advancing Human Rights-Centered International Conservation Act of 2022

Member Scholar John Knox testified at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on March 29, 2022, and discussed the Advancing Human Rights-Centered International Conservation Act of 2022 and other proposed legislation designed to ensure that human rights are advanced, respected, and protected by international conservation programs and projects.

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 29, 2022)
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Author(s): John Knox
Testimony to the House Small Business Committee on the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy

On March 2, 2022, Senior Policy Analyst James Goodwin submitted written testimony to the U.S. House Small Business Committee. His testimony examined the activities and claims of the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy and some repeatedly debunked research it sponsored. He also refuted several misleading and false claims about the impact of regulations on small businesses.

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 2, 2022)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
Joint Letter to the House Natural Resources Committee in Support of the Environmental Justice for All Act

Darya Minovi of the Center for Progressive Reform joined leaders and experts from other public interest organizations in a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee in support of the Environmental Justice for All Act (H.R. 2021).

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 15, 2022)
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Joint Testimony in Support of Maryland House Bill 250 — Private Well Safety Act of 2022

The Center for Progressive Reform joined other public interest organizations in testimony in support of Maryland House Bill 250 — the Private Well Safety Act of 2022.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 2, 2022)
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Testimony in Support of Virginia House Bill 899 — Above Ground Storage Tank Regulation

The Center for Progressive Reform joined other organizations in support of Virginia House Bill 899, which would create a registration program for non-petroleum aboveground storage tanks in the Commonwealth.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Jan. 31, 2022)
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Testimony to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law on Constructive Reforms to the Administrative Procedure Act

On December 1, CPR Member Scholar Wendy Wagner testified about the need for constructive reforms to the Administrative Procedure Act and the way federal agencies develop public protections for our health, safety, and environment. Wagner presented her testimony to the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Dec. 2, 2021)
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Author(s): Wendy Wagner
Testimony to Subcommittees of the House Education and Labor Committee on the Biden Administration's COVID-19 Vaccine Standard for Workplaces

On October 26, 2021, CPR Vice President Sidney Shapiro testified about the need and legality of the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine standard for workplaces. Shapiro presented his testimony to the Workplace Protections and Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittees of the House Education and Labor Committee.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Oct. 26, 2021)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Joint Letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act

CPR joined the Southern Environmental Law Center and more than 150 other organizations in a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, in support of the Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act of 2021.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 27, 2021)
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Testimony to the New York City Racial Justice Commission on Environmental Justice

On August 3, 2021, CPR Member Scholar Rebecca Bratspies presented testimony to the New York City Racial Justice Commission. She commented on environmental injustices in New York City and offered five recommendations for reforms that would help ensure that all New Yorkers can breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in healthy, thriving neighborhoods.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Aug. 3, 2021)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies
Joint Letter to the House on the Environmental Justice for All Act

CPR joined the Choose Clean Water Coalition and other allies in a joint letter to the House of Representatives, urging members to cosponsor the Environmental Justice for All Act (H.R. 2021).

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 22, 2021)
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