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The ABA frequently corresponds with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other governmental bodies and testifies before Congress on matters of importance to the administration of justice and the legal profession.

112 thCongress
DateRecipientDescription
 
05-04-11SenateABA letter opposing the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2011 (S. 623)
01-07-11FATFABA Gatekeeper Task Force sent a letter commenting on the FATF's Consulation Paper



111 thCongress
DateRecipientDescription
 
09-28-10SenateABA Supports H.R. 2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2010
06-21-10HUDLetter commenting on Proposed HEARTH Act Regulations (Department of Housing and Urban Development)
04-26-10DODABA Supports Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (Secretary of Defense)
04-26-10HouseABA Supports Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (Armed Services Committee)
04-26-10SenateABA Supports Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (Armed Services Committee)
11-19-09SenateLetter expressing our support for the Specter-Schumer substitute to S. 448, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)
11-10-09HouseLetter supporting the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act", H.R. 3827
11-05-09SenateABA Testimony of Kevin Shepherd before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
11-04-09SenateABA supports S. 1584, the Employment Non Discrimination Act of 2009 (Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions)
10-05-09HouseABA supports H.R. 3017, the Employment Non Discrimination Act of 2009 (Committee on Education and Labor)
09-16-09SenateLetter supporting S. 448, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)
07-16-09HouseABA urges Removal of Federal Funding Ban for Syringe Exchange Programs
07-02-09SenateABA Opposes the Enactment of S. 569
07-01-09HouseABA urges support for H.R. 2728
07-01-09House and SenateABA urges full funding for GLIN
05-05-09HouseABA supports funding requests of the Library and the Law Library of Congress
04-24-09Federal Trade CommissionABA urges the FTC to postpone implementation of the Final Rule relating to Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003
02-12-09House &
Senate
Letter urging procurement fix for stimulus bill, H.R. 1
02-05-09HouseLetter requesting a joint hearing on DHS Waiving of Laws Protecting Indian Rights
02-04-09SenateLetter supporting H.R. 11, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
01-22-09SenateLetter supporting S. 181, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
01-08-09HouseLetter supporting H.R. 11, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

110 thCongress
DateRecipientDescription
 
08-15-08US Dept. of EducationComment letter to the Department of Education concerning implementation of public service loan forgiveness under P.L. 110-84, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.
07-30-08SenateLetter supporting programs in the Higher Education Act reauthorization and for prompt passage of the Conference Report.
07-29-08SenateLetter urging a vote for cloture on a motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2035, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007.
07-29-08HouseLetter supporting the introduction of the Charles H. W. Meehan Law Library Improvement and Modernization Act.
07-18-08HouseLetter supporting the harmonizing of the definitions of "homeless" under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistant Act to include those living in campgrounds, motels or doubled-up in other’s homes.
07-10-08HouseLetter recommending the creation of a bipartisan independent commission to address the challenges of disaster response and preparedness(Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management)
07-10-08SenateLetter recommending the creation of a bipartisan independent commission to address the challenges of disaster response and preparedness(Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs)
05-07-08HouseWritten statement supporting funding and special issues confronting the Law Library of Congress (Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch)
04-28-08Senate & HouseLetter supporting S. 2767, a bill to provide for judicial discretion regarding suspensions of student eligibility under section 484(r) of the Higher Education Act of 1965(Committee on Education and Labor)
04-22-08SenateLetter supporting S.1843, the Fair Pay Restoration Act
02-07-08SenateLetter commending the recent introduction of S. 2523, the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007
01-29-08HouseLetter regarding the oversight of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(Committee on Education and Labor)
01-25-08HouseLetter supporting H.R. 840, a bill to amend the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act (House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity)
01-4-08SenateWritten Statement on The Fair Pay Restoration Act (Committee on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions)
12-18-07HouseWritten statement H.R. 40, a bill to create a commission to study those effects of slavery evident into the present day(Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties)
11-6-07Senate & HouseLetter supporting the passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007, H.R. 3685.
10-24-07HouseWritten Statement on the subject of "The Library of Congress: Current Issues with Library Management" (Committee on House Administration)
10-23-07HouseLetter supporting the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act
10-16-07HouseLetter supporting the retention of gender identity and gender expression protection in H.R. 2015, Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 (Committee on Education and Labor)
09-19-07SenateLetter addressing the need for a federal reporters’ shield law and expressing support in principle for S. 1267, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 (Committee on the Judiciary)
09-18-07HouseLetter supporting H.R. 2761, legislation that would reauthorize, for fifteen years, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act
06-25-07HouseLetter supporting the amendment of the federal definition of homelessness (Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity)
06-13-07HouseLetter supporting H.R. 2102, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 (Committee on Judiciary)
 
05-02-07DOT &
FHWA
Letter making recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration on their Model PPP Legislation (Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration)

109 thCongress
DateRecipientDescription
 
06-28-06SenateLetter commenting on the mark-up on S. 2831, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2006 (Committee on the Judiciary)
03-21-06USCCRLetter commenting on the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights)
03-17-06SenateLetter supporting the needs of animals as part of emergency response planning
03-03-06SenateLetter supporting full funding for the Library of Congress and the Law Library of Congress (Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch)
03-03-06HouseLetter supporting full funding for the Library of Congress and the Law Library of Congress (Committee on Appropriations)
01-17-06HouseLetter supporting authorizing the Law Library of Congress to make its World Law Bulletin available to the public (Joint Committee on the Library)
10-19-05SenateWritten statement commenting on reporters' privilege legislation (Committee on the Judiciary)

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