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News from EPI U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren to deliver major national address at symposium on Trump-era deregulation

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will deliver a major national address on the threat to public protections in the Trump era at a June 5 symposium hosted by the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, a coalition of more than 160 consumer, small business, labor, scientific, research, good government, faith, community, health, environmental, and public interest groups, whose executive committee EPI serves on. EPI Director of Policy Heidi Shierholz will join a panel at the event focusing on deregulatory actions at key federal agencies; a second panel will highlight communities that have suffered as a result of inadequate regulation and enforcement. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will deliver closing remarks.

Lunch will be served following Warren’s address, and the event is open to the press and the public.

In addition, the coalition will release a report demonstrating the unprecedented scale and scope of the war on regulation. To obtain an embargoed copy, please email

What: The War on Regulation: Good for Corporations, Bad for the Public

Who: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Brian Frosh, Attorney General, Maryland
Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
Rachel Weintraub, Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America
Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy, Economic Policy Institute
William Buzbee, professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Lisa Heinzerling, professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Rena Steinzor, professor, University of Maryland’s School of Law
Betsy Southerland, former Director of Science and Technology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water
Penny Dryden, chemical pollution witness
Janet McGee, consumer product safety witness

Where: Georgetown University Law School, Gewirz Student Center
120 F Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

When: 12-2:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 5

RSVP: Please RSVP by noon on Monday, June 4 at and indicate any dietary restrictions in the online form. Disability accommodation requests should be directed to by Thursday, May 31.