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Testimony, Comments and Briefs

2024 Briefs

2023 Testimony

2023 Comments

  • Health organization letter to EPA regarding the agency's proposal to strengthen a 2020 air toxics regulation to prevent increased air pollution emissions (Nov. 13)
  • Health organization comments to EPA urging strong carbon pollution standards for power plants (Aug. 8)
  • Health organization comments to EPA urging the strongest and most health-protective final Mercury and Air Toxics standards for power plants (June 23)
  • APHA comments to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s RFI on Chronic Hazards Associated With Gas Ranges and Proposed Solutions (May 4)
  • Organization comments to the Office of Management and Budget regarding its Initial Proposals For Updating OMB’s Race and Ethnicity Statistical Standards (April 27)
  • Organization comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in support of changes to ACA employer-based health plan policies to rescind the birth control coverage moral exemption and increase access to birth control (April 3)

2023 Briefs

2022 Testimony

  • Friends of HRSA testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of $9.8 billion in funding for HRSA in FY23 (May 11)
  • CDC Coalition testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of $11 billion in funding for CDC in FY23 (May 11)
  • APHA testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of increased funding for CDC and HRSA in FY23 (May 11)
  • Testimony of Dr. Georges C. Benjamin before the House Education and Labor Committee Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions hearing on Exploring Pathways to Affordable, Universal Health Coverage (Feb. 17)

2022 Briefs

2022 Comments

2021 Testimony

2021 Comments

  • Organization comments to U.S. Department of Homeland Security on updating the public charge rule to protect immigrant communities' use of social safety net programs like Medicaid and housing programs (Oct. 22)
  • Health organization letter to U.S. EPA in support of strong greenhouse emissions standards for cars (Sept. 27)
  • APHA comments to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau urging maintaining and strengthening policies that protect the public from industry influence on the alcohol market (Aug. 16)
  • Organization comments to U.S. EPA in support of the agency's proposed reconsideration of California's Advanced Clean Cars waiver (July 9)
  • Organization comments to U.S. EPA in support of the agency's proposed rule to phasedown the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (July 9)
  • Organization letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget urging that any update to the social cost of carbon used by the agency adequately accounts for the health impacts of climate change (June 21)
  • Organization comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation recommending the rescission of rules that undermine setting strong pollution controls on the transportation sector (June 4)
  • Organization comments in support of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled "Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services" (May 10)
  • Organization letter urging U.S. EPA to immediately revoke all food tolerances for chlorpyrifos and initiate the cancellation
    process to end all uses of the pesticide (March 5)
  • Organization petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requesting a review of the agency's Dec. 31, 2021 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone (March 1)

2021 Briefs