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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wendy Wagner’s November 13, 2013 testimony before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment discussing various “good science” provisions in the Chemical Safety Improvement Act and how they will impact EPA’s use of science.
Letter to Senators on Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act. On November 1, 2012, CPR Member Scholars Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, and Rena Steinzor sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate urging them to oppose S. 3468, which would inhibit independent federal regulatory agencies by allowing the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to exert influence over their rulemakings.
Catherine O'Neill's May 12, 2009 Testimony on the need to act on the remaining mercury-emitting chlor-alkili plants in the United States, before the U.S. House House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Read the news release.
Rena Steinzor's April 30, 2009 testimony before the House Science and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight on clean science and regulatory issues. Read the news release.