EPPC Engagement on Agency Actions


To shape policy, EPPC monitors and engages with federal agency actions. EPPC primarily engages in the rulemaking process by submitting written public comments and requesting meetings with government officials to provide input and specific suggested changes or improvements the agency must consider for its rulemaking. EPPC scholars also educate other organizations and individuals on how effectively to engage in the regulatory process and provide legal and policy expertise on various agency actions.

These efforts are led by EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project, and often include collaboration with scholars in other EPPC programs such as the Person and Identity Project and the Bioethics and American Democracy program.

Resource Documents

Indian Health Service “Removal of Outdated Regulations” Rule

Meeting with Government Officials (April 18, 2024)

Public Comment (March 8, 2024)

EEOC Guidance on Workplace Harassment 

Meeting with Government Officials (April 18, 2024)

Public Comment (November 1, 2023) | Press Release

Commentary:

HHS TANF Program Rule

Meeting with Government Officials (April 8, 2024)

Public Comment (December 1, 2023) | Press Release

HHS Rule on Disability Rights

Meeting with Government Officials (April 2, 2024)

Public Comment (November 13, 2023) | Press Release

Commentary:

HHS Foster Care Placement Rule 

Meeting with Government Officials (April 2, 2024)

Public Comment (November 27, 2023) | Press Release

Commentary:

HHS Health and Human Services Grants Rule

Meeting with Government Officials (April 1, 2024)

Public Comment (September 11, 2023) | Press Release

Meeting with Government Officials (June 20, 2023)

HHS Unaccompanied Children Program Rule

Meeting with Government Officials (April 1, 2024)

Public Comment (December 4, 2023) | Press Release

Commentary:

State Department Foreign Assistance Nondiscrimination Rules

Public Comment (March 19, 2024)

Commentary:

Department of Labor National Apprenticeship System Rule

Public Comment (March 18, 2024)

Department of Education Title IX and Athletics Rules

Meeting with Government Officials (February 29, 2024)

Public Comment on Title IX Athletics Rule (May 15, 2023) | Press Release

Public Comment on Title IX Rule (September 12, 2022)

Meeting with Government Officials (March 17, 2022)

Commentary:

HHS HIPAA Privacy Reproductive Health Care Privacy Rule

Meeting with Government Officials (February 28, 2024)

Public Comment (June 16, 2023) | Press Release

Commentary:

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Rule on Abortion Benefits

Meeting with Government Officials (February 7, 2024)

Public Comment (October 11, 2022) | Press Release

Commentary:

Nine Agency Rule on Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations

Meeting with Government Officials (February 5, 2024)

Public Comment (March 14, 2023) | Press Release

Meeting with Government Officials (July 15, 2022)

Commentary:

HHS Section 1557 Rule and Transgender Mandate Insurance Rule

Meeting with Government Officials (February 2, 2024)

Public Comment (October 3, 2022) | Press Release

Coalition Meetings with HHS Officials (March 29 and April 8, 2022)

Meeting with Government Officials (April 6, 2022)

Coalition Letter Requesting Meeting with HHS Officials (March 11, 2022)

Public Comment (January 27, 2022) | Press Release

Commentary:

EEOC Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Regulations

Meeting with Government Officials (February 1, 2024)

Public Comment (October 10, 2023) | Press Release

Meeting with Government Officials (July 7, 2023)

Commentary:

CDC Notice on Assisted Reproductive Technology 

Public Comment (January 29, 2024)

OMB Guidance for Grants and Agreements 

Public Comment (December 4, 2023) | Press Release

National Institute of Health Mission Statement

Public Comment (November 24, 2023) | Press Release

HHS Rule on Healthcare Conscience Rights Protections

Meeting with Government Officials (September 29, 2023)

Public Comment (March 6, 2023) | Press Release

Meeting with Government Officials (April 1, 2022)

Commentary:

HHS Contraceptive Mandate Rule

Public Comment (April 3, 2023) | Press Release

Meeting with Government Officials (August 2, 2022)

Commentary:

Department of Education Rule on Religious Student Group Protections

Public Comment (March 24, 2023) | Press Release

Commentary:

Virginia Department of Education School Gender Identity Policies

Public Comment (October 26, 2022) | Press Release

OFCCP Rule on Religious Exemptions for Federal Contractors

Meeting with Government Officials (August 10, 2022)

Public Comment (December 9, 2021) | Press Release

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Rule on “Gender Transition” Surgery Benefits

Meeting with Government Officials (May 2, 2022)

OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Rule

Public Comment (January 19, 2022) | Press Release

Meeting with Government Officials (October 18, 2021)

Commentary:

HHS and FDA COVID-19 Vaccines

Public Comment on Child COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (June 7, 2022)

Public Comment on Novavax Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (June 6, 2022)

Public Comment on Vaccine Connection to Aborted Fetal Cell Lines (November 3, 2021)

HHS OCR Complaint for Race Discrimination in New Hampshire COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (September 28, 2021) | Press Release

Testimony and Public Comment on Discrimination in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (May 28, 2021)

HHS COVID-19 Health Misinformation

Public Comment (May 2, 2022)

HHS COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Open Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra to end Covid-19 Public Health “Emergency” (March 15, 2022)

HHS Rule on Insurance Payments for Abortion

Public Comment (July 28, 2021)

Commentary:

HHS Title X Rule

Public Comment (May 17, 2021)

Commentary:

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