Testimony, Comments and Briefs

2017 Testimony

  • APHA testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies regarding FY 2018 funding for CDC and HRSA (March 8)

2017 Comments

  • APHA comments to EPA regarding scopes of risk evaluations for 10 chemicals under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (Sept. 18)
  • Organization comments regarding the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis interim report (Sept. 6)
  • Health organization comments regarding EPA's proposed delay of methane emission standards for oil and natural gas facilities (Aug. 9)
  • Organization comments to the Food and Drug Administration opposing delay or weakening of the menu labeling rule (Aug. 2)
  • APHA comments to the Occupation Health and Safety Administration regarding a proposed rule to delay the compliance date for the regulation to improve tracking of occupational injuries and illnesses (July 13)
  • Organization comments to FDA on tobacco product standard for N-Nitrosonornicotine level in finished smokeless tobacco products (July 10)
  • APHA comments to the Food and Drug Administration opposing delay or weakening of the menu labeling rule (June 28)
  • Organization comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development in support of the Smokefree Public Housing Rule (June 14)
  • Organization comments requesting that the U.S. Trade Representative ensures that a modernized NAFTA provides the protections necessary to enable all countries party to the agreement to adopt measures to protect their citizens from the death and disease caused by tobacco products without facing risk of litigation by tobacco companies (June 12)
  • APHA comments concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s request for public comment on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement or modification (May 12)
  • Health organization comments urging the U.S. EPA to follow the Congressionally-established framework in the Clean Air Act to ensure that all areas of the U.S. meet and maintain the 2015 ozone standard as expeditiously as practicable (Feb. 13)
  • Health organization comments to the Office of Management and Budget raising concerns about an executive order that could jeopardize regulations that safeguard safety and health (Feb. 10)

2017 Briefs

  • Health organization brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on the merits of the travel ban case (Sept. 18)
  • Public health and medical organization brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the Loertscher prenatal substance use case (July 28)
  • Health organization brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the Whole Woman's Health Texas disposal case (July 12)
  • Health and environmental organization motion challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's delay of action to protect the public from ozone pollution (July 12)
  • Health organization brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the travel ban case (June 9)
  • APHA brief in support of Planned Parenthood before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (April 5)
  • Health organization brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. in support of the respondent (March 2)
  • Public health and environmental brief in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s supplemental finding that it is appropriate and necessary to regulate hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants (Feb. 10)
  • Public health brief in support of Baltimore ordinance, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, to require that crisis pregnancy centers disclose that they do not provide abortions or comprehensive contraception counseling (Feb. 3)

2016 Testimony

  • APHA testimony to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs in support of S. 2210, the Veteran Partners' Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act (June 29)
  • APHA testimony supporting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses (May 25)
  • APHA testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies regarding FY 2017 funding for CDC and HRSA (April 14)
  • Friends of HRSA testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies regarding FY 2017 funding for HRSA (April 13)

2016 Comments

2016 Briefs

  • Organization brief in support of Planned Parenthood before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (Dec. 2)
  • Public health and medical organization brief to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in support of Tamara Loertscher (Nov. 10)
  • APHA and ACOG friend-of-the-court brief in support of Planned Parenthood of Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Nov. 9)
  • Health organization brief in support of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida's ruling on Florida's physician gag law on firearms (April 27)
  • Public health and medical organization brief to the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in support of the Clean Power Plan (April 1)
  • Organization brief in support of Planned Parenthood before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (March 7)
  • Organization brief to the Supreme Court in support of HHS contraceptive coverage mandate, Zubik v. Burwell (Feb. 17)
  • Organization brief in support of Planned Parenthood before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Feb. 4)
  • Friend-of-the-court brief by public health deans, department chairs and faculty and APHA to the U.S. Supreme Court on Whole Woman's Health v. Cole (Jan. 4)

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