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Expanding Participation in the Regulatory Review Process

In response to the Biden administration’s Executive Order on Modernizing Regulatory Review, the Urban Institute is hosting an event for federal agency leaders and community organizations to learn more about how the federal government is broadening community participation and contributions to the regulatory review process. The process often includes rules and guidance that can affect people’s daily lives, from eligibility for a government program to vehicle safety. Efforts to seek and include more community voices in this process have been increasing, which the event will showcase.

Please join Urban Institute experts and federal leaders from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to present on their efforts to develop tools, resources, and guidance to make it easier for more members of the public to make their voices heard in the regulatory process. Federal agency officials will also share ongoing efforts to expand public participation in the regulatory review process.



  • Rekha Balu, Director of Federal Equity Initiatives, Co-Vice President, Office of Race and Equity Research, Urban Institute
  • Sam Berger, Associate Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
  • Daniel Cohen, Assistant General Counsel for Regulation, Department of Transportation
  • David Gonzalez Rice, Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Heather Hahn, Associate Vice President, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, Urban Institute
  • Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Senior Equity Fellow, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
  • Myra Jones-Taylor, Chief Policy Impact Officer, Urban Institute
  • Richard Revesz, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.

Date & Time Thursday, July 20, 2023

Urban Institute Speaker
  • Director of Federal Equity Initiatives
    Co-Vice President