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..

Emily Hammond's April 12, 2018 testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

Emily Hammond's April 12, 2018 testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on two House bills that would rig judicial review of environmental permits to favor industry at the expense of the public interest.

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 12, 2018)
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Lisa Heinzerling's testimony to House Committee on Small Business on the impact of the President's ongoing rollback of regulatory safeguards.

Lisa Heinzerling's March 7, 2018, testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on the impact of the President's ongoing rollback of regulatory safeguards.

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 7, 2018)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Emily Hammond's testimony to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Clean Air Act Enforcement in the wake of Scott Pruitt's announcement of drastic changes.

Emily Hammond's February 14, 2018, testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on Clean Air Act Enforcement in the wake of Scott Pruitt's announcement of drastic changes.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 14, 2018)
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Katherine Tracy and Matthew Shudtz' testimony (submitted) to Maryland General Assembly House Standing Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Education & Economic Development

Katherine Tracy and Matthew Shudtz' testimony (submitted) to Maryland General Assembly House Standing Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Education & Economic Development

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 8, 2018)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy, Matt Shudtz
Emily Hammond's testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Works and the Environment Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Emily Hammond's testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Works and the Environment Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 14, 2017)
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James Goodwin's testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Trump administration's assault on our safeguards.

James Goodwin's October 24, 2017, testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Trump administration's assault on our safeguards.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Oct. 24, 2017)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
Joint Letter from CPR Member Scholars and staff to House Committee Leaders re Implementation of TSCA amendments.

Joint Letter from several CPR Member Scholars and staff to House Committee Leaders re Implementation of TSCA amendments, October 19, 2017.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Oct. 18, 2017)
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Author(s): Carl Cranor, Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Katie Tracy
Rena Steinzor's testimony to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform on the Congressional Review Act.

Rena Steinzor's September 28, 2017, testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform on the Congressional Review Act.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 26, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Joint Letter re nomination of Michael Dourson to EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, September 19, 2017.

Joint Letter from several CPR Member Scholars to Sens. Barrasso and Carper re nomination of Michael Dourson for Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, September 19, 2017.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 19, 2017)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho, David Driesen, Carmen Gonzalez, Alice Kaswan, Mary Lyndon, Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Joel Mintz, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol, Rena Steinzor
Letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers re HR 2887.

Joint CPR Member Scholar letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers re the “No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017,” which "unconstitutionally ejects states from their role in the federal system."

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 24, 2017)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Christine Klein, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, A. Dan Tarlock, Joseph Tomain

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