Roger Severino News


Broad Coalition Submits Objections to HHS Proposal to Funnel Millions of Taxpayer Dollars to Abortion Providers

A coalition of more than twenty organizations—including leading think tanks, religious institutions, and public interest medical, legal, and advocacy groups—are submitting comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) objecting to HHS’s proposed rule that would funnel millions of taxpayer dollars to abortion providers by undoing a Trump-era regulation that ensured separation between Title X funded programs and abortion activities.

Media Advisory: Press conference on objections to HHS proposed Title X rule funneling money to abortion providers

On Monday, May 17, EPPC will host a virtual press conference with leading advocates to discuss proposed action by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to overturn Title X regulations that require physical and financial separation between abortion activities and Title X projects.

EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Severino Comments on “Lawless Action” By HHS Secretary Becerra

EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Severino comments on Secretary Xavier Becerra’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will immediately begin enforcing prohibitions on “sex” discrimination in health care under Section 1557 of Obamacare to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

EPPC’s Roger Severino: Today’s Hearing Was Devastating for Xavier Becerra’s Nomination

EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Severino, who directs EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project, offered comments on today’s hearing for Xavier Becerra’s nomination for HHS Secretary. Mr. Severino served as Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2017 to 2021.

EPPC Scholars Sound Alarm on Becerra Nomination, Warn of Threats to Life, Conscience, and Religious Liberty

EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson and EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Severino, who directs EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project, commented on next week’s scheduled confirmation hearing for Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services, warning that Becerra’s confirmation would threaten essential life, conscience, and religious liberty protections achieved under the Trump administration.

EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Severino Sues President Biden Over Unlawful Attempted Removal from Independent Agency

EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Severino on Wednesday filed suit in federal court seeking to prevent President Biden from removing him from the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) before the expiration of his three-year term as provided by law. Mr. Severino, the head of the HHS Civil Rights Office from March 2017 until January of this year, was appointed by President Trump to the ACUS Council in August of 2020 and reappointed in January 2021.

Roger Severino, Transformational Former Director of HHS Office for Civil Rights, to Join EPPC as Senior Fellow

The Ethics and Public Policy Center today announced the appointment of Roger Severino as a Senior Fellow focused on health care policy, the administrative state, religious liberty, and civil rights. Mr. Severino will direct EPPC’s new “HHS Accountability Project,” which will monitor the Biden administration for actions that threaten quality healthcare and civil rights for all Americans, from conception to natural death.