Congressional Testimony

Hearing 03.02.15 FMany of the leading experts on federal regulatory policy are members of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards. From time to time, these experts are invited to offer oral and written testimony before the committees and subcommittees of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives that focus on regulatory affairs.

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

 


 

2017

Why We Regulate, and Why Opponents of Regulation Lie About It
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Lisa Heinzerling, Georgetown University Law Center: February 1, 2017

 

2016

OIRA Review Is Hindering, Not Helping to Advance Robust Public Protections
House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law: July 6, 2016
David Driesen, Center for Progressive Reform

Regulatory Delays and Complexities Harm Small Businesses, Which Need a Level Playing Field
House Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access: June 22, 2016
Emily Peterson-Cassin, Public Citizen

Testimony on the CREATES Act: Ending Regulatory Abuse, Protecting Consumers and Ensuring Drug Price Competition
Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition, Policy and Consumer Rights: June 21, 2016
George Slover, Consumers Union

The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Would Interfere With Vital EPA Safeguards
Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight: June 7, 2016
Robert Glicksman, Center for Progressive Reform

The Clean Water Rule is a Key Public Protection
Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife: May 24, 2016
William Buzbee, Center for Progressive Reform

The Separation of Powers Restoration Act Should Not Become Law
House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law: May 17, 2016
John Walke, Natural Resources Defense Council

Updating the Overtime Salary Threshold Will Raise Wages and Restore Work-Life Balance for Many Working People
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: May 11, 2016
Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute

The Endangered Species Act Has Achieved Considerable Success in Its Conservation Goals
House Subcommittee on the Interior: April 20, 2016
Robert Glicksman, Center for Progressive Reform

The Administrative State Is Working as Intended, So Let’s Allow It to Work
House Committee on the Judiciary’s Executive Overreach Task Force: April 19, 2016
Emily Hammond, Center for Progressive Reform

Regulations Benefit Our Economy, Create Jobs, Increase Wages and Protect Small Businesses
House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law: February 24, 2016
Robert Weissman, Public Citizen

Industry Claims That Regulation Is Harming Job and Wage Growth Are Demonstrably Wrong
House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law: February 24, 2016
Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute

Ignorance of the Law Shouldn’t Be a Defense for Corporate Criminals
Senate Committee on the Judiciary: January 20, 2016
Robert Weissman, Public Citizen

 


 

2015

Regulatory Budgeting Would Create a Myriad of Governing, Legal, Constitutional and Practical Problems
Senate Committee on the Budget: December 9, 2015
Robert Verchick, Center for Progressive Reform

Regulatory Impact Analysis Doesn’t Measure Up
Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight: October 21, 2015
Rena Steinzor, Center for Progressive Reform

The Regulatory System Has Become Out of Balance with an Excess of Procedural Requirements
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs: September 16, 2015
Sidney Shapiro, Center for Progressive Reform

Updated Overtime Rules Will Help Millions of Middle-Class Workers
House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections: July 23, 2015
Ross Eisenbray, Economic Policy Institute

Consumer and Small Business Benefits from Preserving the Oil Export Ban
House Committee on Small Business: June 17, 2015
Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen

The Economic Benefits of the EPA’s Ozone Rule for Manufacturing
House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade: June 16, 2015
Robert Glicksman, Center for Progressive Reform

Regulatory System Needs Reform to Continue Protecting Americans
Senate Committee on the Judiciary: June 10, 2015
Robert Weissman, Public Citizen

The Army Corps of Engineers’ Waters of the United States Rule
House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans: April 14, 2015
William Buzbee, Center for Progressive Reform

The Importance of Regulation and Problems with the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy
House Committee on Small Business: March 18, 2015
James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform

Three Bills Undermine Effective Regulation
House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law: March 2, 2015
Amit Narang, Public Citizen

 


 

2014

The Status of Reforms to EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System
House Subcommittees on Oversight and Environment: July 16, 2014
Rena Steinzor, Center for Progressive Reform

Constitutional Considerations: States vs. Federal Environmental Policy Implementation
House Subcommittee on Environment and Economics: July 11, 2014
Rena Steinzor, Center for Progressive Reform

Proposed Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the United States Regulations
House Committee on Small Business: May 29, 2014
William Buzbee, Center for Progressive Reform

 


 

2013

The “Good Science” Provisions in the Chemical Safety Improvement Act
House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment: November 13, 2013
Wendy Wagner, Center for Progressive Reform

Solutions to the Problems Caused by Nonrule Rulemaking in Auto Safety and Mental Health
Senate Committee on the Judiciary: November 7, 2013
Thomas McGarity, Center for Progressive Reform

The Human Cost of Regulatory Paralysis
Senate Committee on the Judiciary: August 1, 2013
Rena Steinzor, Center for Progressive Reform

The Office of Advocacy’s Role in Regulation
House Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations: March 14, 2013
Rena Steinzor, Center for Progressive Reform

Regulatory Policy and Congressional Bills Affecting It
House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law: February 28, 2013
Robert Glicksman, Center for Progressive Reform

The Benefits of Regulation Outweigh the Costs
House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law: February 28, 2013
Robert Weissman, Public Citizen

 


 

2012

The EPA’s Enforcement Record
House Subcommittee on Energy and Power: June 6, 2012
Joel Mintz, Center for Progressive Reform

Opposition to H.R. 4078, the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012
House Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law: February 27, 2012
Robert Weissman, Public Citizen

 


 

2011

The Regulatory Accountability Act
House Committee on the Judiciary: October 25, 2011
Sidney Shapiro, Center for Progressive Reform

How a Broken Process Leads to Flawed Regulations
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: September 14, 2011
David Arkush, Public Citizen

Industry Efforts to Delay EPA’s Toxic Chemical Risk Assessments for the IRIS Database
House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight: July 14, 2011
Rena Steinzor, Center for Progressive Reform

Improving Regulatory Quality
House Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law: March 29, 2011
Robert Glicksman, Center for Progressive Reform

Environmental Regulation and the Economy
House Subcommittee on Environment and Economics: February 15, 2011
Rena Steinzor, Center for Progressive Reform

The Benefits of Regulation
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: February 10, 2011
Sidney Shapiro, Center for Progressive Reform