Actions on Agency Regulations

Resource Documents

How to Submit a Public Comment on Agency Rulemaking, March 2022

Meetings with Government Official on Agency Rulemaking, May 2022

Actions on Agency Regulations

HHS Contraceptive Mandate

Provided oral and written comment to HHS/OIRA on anticipated “Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act” proposed rule, August 2, 2022 (with Roger Severino)

9 Agency Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations

Provided oral and written comment to federal government officials on anticipated “Partnerships With Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations” proposed rule, July 18, 2022

HHS Healthcare Conscience Rights Protections

Provided oral and written comment to HHS/OIRA on proposed rescission of conscience rule, April 1, 2022 (with Roger Severino)

Virginia Department of Education Gender Identity Policies

Submitted public comment supporting the Virginia Department of Education’s decision to withdraw and replace policies on gender identity in schools, October 26, 2022 (with Ryan T. Anderson, Mary Hasson, and Roger Severino)

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HHS Section 1557 and Insurance Transgender Mandate

Submitted public comment opposing HHS’s 1557 proposed rule, October 3, 2022 (with Roger Severino and Mary Rice Hasson)

Submitted public comment opposing HHS’s proposed insurance mandate for transgender puberty blocking drugs, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries, January 27, 2022 (with Roger Severino, Ryan T. Anderson, Mary R. Hasson)

Provided oral and written comment to HHS/OIRA on anticipated Section 1557 proposed rule, April 6, 2022 (with Roger Severino)

EPPC Leads Coalition to Request Meeting with Government Health Officials on Anticipated Section 1557 Rulemaking,” Ethics and Public Policy Center,March 11, 2022    

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Veterans’ Affairs Abortion Benefits

Submitted public comment opposing the VA’s abortion interim final rule, October 11, 2022 (with Natalie Dodson)

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Department of Education Title IX

Submitted public comment opposing ED’s Title IX proposed rule, September 12, 2022 (with Mary Rice Hasson)

Provided oral and written comment to ED/OIRA on anticipated Title IX proposed rule, March 17, 2022 (with Mary Hasson)

Veterans’ Affairs “Gender Transition” Surgeries Benefits

Submitted oral and written comment to Department of Veterans’ Affairs/OIRA on proposal to remove “gender alterations” from medical benefits package for veterans, May 2, 2022 (with Mary Rice Hasson)

OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Submitted public comment opposing finalization of OSHA’s rule that would mandate COVID-19 vaccinations in workplace, January 19, 2022 (with Roger Severino, Dr. David Gortler, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty)

Provided oral and written comment to OSHA/OIRA on concerns over OSHA’S COVID-19 vaccine mandate rule,October 18, 2021 (with Roger Severino)

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HHS COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Submitted open letter to HHS Secretary Becerra to end Covid-19 public health “emergency,” March 15, 2022 (with Ryan T. Anderson, Aaron Kheriaty, Aaron Rothstein, and Roger Severino)

HHS COVID-19 Health Misinformation

Submitted information to HHS on impact and prevalence of “health misinformation” by the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic, May 2, 2022 (with David Gortler)

HHS and FDA COVID-19 Vaccines

Submitted public comment to the FDA opposing EUAs for Pfizer and Moderna COVID Vaccines for Children, June 7, 2022

Submitted public comment to the FDA objecting to Novavax Vaccine EUA, June 6, 2022

Submitted comment for HHS Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Meeting on vaccines that do not have connections to aborted fetal cell lines, November 3, 2021

Provided oral and written public comment on discrimination in COVID-19 vaccine distribution to HHS’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Meeting, May 28, 2021

Filed HHS OCR complaint over New Hampshire’s illegal racial set-asides in its COVID-19 vaccine distribution, September 28, 2021 (with Boyden Gray & Associates)

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OFCCP Religious Exemptions for Federal Contractors

Submitted comment opposing OFCCP proposal to rescind religious protections for faith-based contractors, December 9, 2021 (with Roger Severino)

Provided oral and written comment to OFCCP/OIRA on anticipated “Final Action on Proposal to Rescind Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption,” August 10, 2022

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HHS Title X

Submitted public comment opposing HHS proposed Title X rule “Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services,” May 17, 2021

HHS Insurance Payments for Abortion

Submitted comment opposing HHS proposed rule related to separate insurance payments    for abortion services and other insurance regulations, July 28, 2021

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