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 to effectively 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

Department of Education Title IX and Athletics Rules

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

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

Meeting with Government Officials (March 17, 2022)

HHS Contraceptive Mandate Rule

Public Comment (April 3, 2023)

Meeting with Government Officials (August 2, 2022)

Department of Education Rule on Religious Student Group Protections

Public Comment (March 24, 2023)

Nine Agency Rule on Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations

Public Comment (March 14, 2023)

Meeting with Government Officials (July 15, 2022)

HHS Conscience Rule

Public Comment (March 6, 2023)

Virginia Department of Education School Gender Identity Policies

Public Comment (October 26, 2022)

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Rule on Abortion Benefits

Public Comment (October 11, 2022)

HHS Section 1557 Rule and Transgender Mandate Insurance Rule

Public Comment (October 3, 2022)

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)

OFCCP Rule on Religious Exemptions for Federal Contractors

Meeting with Government Officials (August 10, 2022)

Public Comment (December 9, 2021)

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)

Meeting with Government Officials (October 18, 2021)

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)

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 Rule on Healthcare Conscience Rights Protections

Meeting with Government Officials (April 1, 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)

HHS Title X Rule

Public Comment (May 17, 2021)

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