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..

Joint Letter urging back pay for federal contractors who went without pay during the federal government shutdown

In a joint letter signed by 60+ organizations, CPR urges congressional leaders to provide back pay for federal contractors who went without wages during the federal government shutdown, February 4, 2019.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 4, 2019)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Joint Letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell calling for an end to the government shutdown, January 23, 2019.

Joint Letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell calling for an end to the government shutdown, January 23, 2019.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Jan. 23, 2019)
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Letter to leaders of the Maryland House Committee on Economic Matters re requiring state contractors to develop worker safety and health plans.

Letter from Katherine Tracy to leaders of the Maryland House Committee on Economic Matters in support of HB24, re requiring state contractors to develop worker safety and health plans. January 23, 2019.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Jan. 23, 2019)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Joint Letter to Members of Congress from the Clean Budget Coalition urging passage of remaining FY19 appropriations bills without "poison pill" ideological policy riders

Joint Letter to Members of Congress from the Clean Budget Coalition urging passage of remaining FY19 appropriations bills without "poison pill" ideological policy riders, November 13, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 13, 2018)
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Joint Letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committee opposing hazardous chemical handling provisions in Farm Bill

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.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 24, 2018)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor
Joint Letter from CPR Member Scholars and staff to Sen. Elizabeth Warren in support of the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, September 6, 2018.

Joint Letter from CPR Member Scholars and staff to Sen. Elizabeth Warren in support of the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, September 6, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 6, 2018)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho
Joint Letters from CPR re Administrative Law Judges

Joint Letters from CPR Member Scholars and staff to House Rules Committee Ranking Member and to House Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member re Trump Executive Order on Administrative Law Judges, July 16, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 16, 2018)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt, Robert Glicksman, Thomas McGarity, Matt Shudtz, Katie Tracy
Laurie Ristino's testimony to House Committee on Small Business on regulation and agriculture.

Laurie Ristino's June 21, 2018, testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on regulation and agriculture, June 21, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (June 21, 2018)
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Author(s): Laurie Ristino
Joint Letter from 11 CPR Member Scholars to House Judiciary Committee re Concerns with HR 4423, the North Texas Water Supply Security Act of 2017.

Joint Letter from 11 CPR Member Scholars to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee re Concerns with HR 4423, the North Texas Water Supply Security Act of 2017, June 12, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (June 12, 2018)
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Author(s): David Driesen, Alyson Flournoy, Dale Goble, Christine Klein, Mary Lyndon, Thomas McGarity, Joel Mintz, Sidney Shapiro, Robert Verchick
Joint Letter from more than 100 scholars to the House Committee on Natural Resources on the National Environmental Policy Act. April 24, 2018.
Joint Letter from more than 100 scholars to the House Committee on Natural Resources on the National Environmental Policy Act. April 24, 2018.
Type: Legislative Testimony (April 24, 2018)
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