Outreach to Policymakers

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The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards and its members serve as advocates on Capitol Hill. Our mission is to ensure that lawmakers strengthen — and do not undermine — the system of standards and safeguards that protect our environment, workplace safety, financial security and public health.

In furtherance of that goal, members of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards regularly brief elected officials and their staff, circulate letters to lawmakers on key bills and amendments, and write to agency heads and trade representatives.

2017 Letters
2016 Letters
2015 Letters
2014 Letters
2013 Letters
2012 Letters

 


 

2017 Letters

Progressive Groups Oppose the Nomination of Professor Neomi Rao as OIRA Administrator (6/20/17)

Progressive Community Opposes the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (S. 951) (5/16/17)

CSS Opposes the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (S. 951) (5/16/17)

CSS Opposes the REINS Act of 2017 (S. 21) (5/16/17)

CSS Opposes the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017 (S. 584) (5/16/17)

CSS Opposes the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (S. 34) (5/16/17)

Letters to the U.S. Transportation Department Following the United Airlines Passenger Abuse Incident (FlyersRights.org, 4/12/17)

Groups Oppose Trump’s Two-Out-One-In Executive Order on Regulations (2/28/17)

CSS Opposes the Regulatory Integrity Act (H.R. 1004) (2/28/17)

CSS Opposes the OIRA Insight, Reform and Accountability Act (H.R. 1009) (2/28/17)

Groups Oppose the Regulatory Integrity Act (H.R. 1004) (2/28/17)

CSS Opposes the SCRUB Act (H.R. 998) (2/27/17)

77 Groups Oppose Nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director (1/31/17)

125 Groups Opposing Use of the Congressional Review Act to Repeal Public Protections (1/30/17)

CSS Opposes the Nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director (1/23/17)

Groups Oppose the Nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director (1/23/17)

CSS Opposes the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (H.R. 5) (1/10/17)

CSS Opposes the REINS Act of 2017 (1/3/17)

CSS Opposes the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (1/3/17)

Groups Opposes the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (1/3/17)

 

2016 Letters

Thousands of Scientists Call on President-Elect Trump and the 115th Congress to Respect Science (11/30/16)

Groups Oppose the Midnight Rules Relief Act (H.R. 5982) (11/15/16)

CSS Opposes the Midnight Rules Relief Act (H.R. 5928) (11/14/16)

260 Groups Oppose Ideological Riders, Call for Clean Budget This Year (11/4/16)

Groups Oppose the REVIEW Act (H.R. 3438) (9/21/16)

CSS Opposes the REVIEW Act (H.R. 3438) (9/21/16)

Groups Oppose the Regulatory Integrity Act (H.R. 5226) (9/14/16)

CSS Urges House to Oppose the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (H.R. 4768) (7/11/16)

Groups Oppose the Midnight Rule Relief Act of 2016 (H.R. 4612) (7/6/16)

CSS Urges House Judiciary Committee to Oppose the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (H.R. 4768) (6/8/16)

CSS Opposes the Midnight Rule Relief Act of 2016 (H.R. 4612) (3/1/16)

Clean Budget Coalition Opposes FY 2017 Appropriations Riders (2/8/16)

CSS Urges a No Vote on Sullivan Amendment 2996 (2/2/16)

CSS Opposes the Affordable Retirement Advice Protection Act (H.R. 4293) and the Strengthening Access to Valuable Education and Retirement Support Act (H.R. 4294) (2/1/16)

CSS Opposes the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act (H.R. 712) (1/7/16)

CSS Urges a No Vote on Murphy Amendment 11 to H.R. 1155 (1/6/16)

CSS Opposes the SCRUB ACT of 2015 (H.R. 1155) (1/5/16)

 


 

2015 Letters

Sen. Lankford Should Stop Citing Discredited Studies on the Cost of Regulation (12/14/15)

Groups Urge Senators to Co-Sponsor the Hide No Harm Act (S. 2140) (10/6/15)

Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (10/6/15)

CSS Opposes H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2015 (7/28/15)

Groups Oppose H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2015 (7/28/15)

CSS Opposes S. 1607, the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act (IARAA) of 2015 (7/27/15)

Groups Oppose S. 1607, the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act (IARAA) of 2015 (7/27/15)

CSS Opposes Anti-Regulatory FY 2016 Appropriations Riders (7/7/15)

Response to Senator Johnson: Dignity, Equality and Fairness Are Basic American Values, Not Regulatory “Loopholes” (6/25/15)

CSS Supports the Truth in Settlements Act of 2015, S. 1109 (5/5/15)

HSGAC Letters from the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (5/1/15)

CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544 (4/27/15)

Groups Oppose Fast Track Process at the Heart of Sen. Hatch’s Trade Bill (4/20/15)

Legal Experts Call on Congress to Oppose the REINS Act, H.R. 427 (4/14/15)

CSS Opposes the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2015, H.R. 427: House Judiciary Markup (4/13/15)

CSS Opposes the All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act of 2015, H.R. 1759: House Judiciary Markup (4/13/15)

CSS Opposes the Enzi Budget (S. Con. Res. 11) and All Amendments Attacking our System of Public Protections (3/26/15)

CSS Opposes the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2015, H.R. 1155 (3/20/15)

CSS Opposes the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015, H.R. 712 (3/20/15)

CSS Opposes the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2015, S. 86 (3/3/15)

Groups Oppose the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (SBRFIA) of 2015, H.R. 527 (2/4/15)

CSS Opposes the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA) of 2015, H.R. 50 (1/27/15)

CSS Opposes the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (SBRFIA) of 2015, H.R. 527 (1/26/15)

CSS Opposes the McKinley Amendment to the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) of 2015, H.R. 185 (1/13/15)

CSS Opposes the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) of 2015, H.R. 185 (1/9/15)

 


 

2014 Letters

Groups Oppose the Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency (ALERRT) Act (H.R. 2804) and the Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4) (9/18/14)

Groups Oppose the Controversial “Lost Pleasure” Principle (8/8/14)

Groups Support the Hide No Harm Act (6/19/14)

Center for Progressive Reform Scholars Support the Hide No Harm Act (6/18/14)

CSS Opposes the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2014 (6/17/14)

Groups Oppose Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) (5/12/14)

CSS Opposes the Federal Permitting Improvement Act of 2013, S. 1397 (3/24/14)

CSS Supports Amendments to the Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency (ALERRT) Act, H.R. 2804 (2/26/14)

Groups Oppose Package of Flawed Anti-Regulatory Bills (2/25/14)

CSS Opposes the Congressional Review Act (CRA), S. Res. 30 (2/14/14)

CSS Opposes the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2014 (2/11/14)

CSS Opposes the All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act of 2013, H.R. 2804 (2/10/14)

Groups Oppose “Sound Science” Provision in Farm Bill (1/23/14)

CSS Calls for OIRA Reforms to Strengthen Public Protections (1/8/14)

Groups Oppose Budget Cuts for USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (1/6/14)

 


 

2013 Letters

CSS Supports the Government Settlement Transparency and Reform Act, S. 1654 (12/10/13)

Letter to Heads of State Opposing the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) – Additional Signatories (11/11/13)

CSS Opposes Piecemeal Funding for Federal Agencies and Programs (10/7/13)

CSS Opposes the REINS Act of 2013 (7/26/13)

CSS Opposes Package of Anti-Regulatory Bills (7/23/13)

Groups Call for Additional Safeguards in the USDA’s Poultry Slaughter Inspection Program (7/23/13)

CSS Opposes H.R. 899, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA) of 2013 (7/23/13)

CSS Opposes Key Provisions in the House-Passed FARM Bill, H.R. 2642 (7/19/13)

Letter to Heads of State Opposing the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) (7/8/13)

CSS Opposes the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (RFIA) of 2013 (6/27/13)

Groups Oppose Agency Budget Cuts to Meat and Poultry Inspection (6/26/13)

CSS Opposes S. 1029, The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013 (6/5/13)

CSS Comment on the Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (5/10/13)

 


 

2012 Letters

CSS Opposes H.R. 5910, The Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2012 (12/20/12)

Groups Oppose Poultry Rule (9/20/12)

Groups Oppose S. 3468, the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012 (9/7/12)

Coalition Sign-On Letter Against the “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act” (H.R. 4078) (7/23/12)

CSS Opposes the “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act” (H.R. 4078) (6/18/12)

CSS Asks Congress to Celebrate, Review and Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (6/29/12)

CSS Opposes “The Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012″ (H.R. 4078) and “The Midnight Rule Relief Act of 2012″ (4/25/12)

CSS Opposes H.R. 4078, the “Regulatory Freeze Act” (3/16/12)

Letter to President Obama Regarding the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Report (1/24/12)