October 16, 2018

Administrative Law

Letters & Testimony

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.

115th Congress

3/19/2018
House Financial Services Committee
 ABA Supports H.R. 5082, the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act

8/4/2017
U.S. Department of Labor; Office of Labor-Management Standards
ABA Supports Proposed Rescission of 2016 Changes to DOL "Persuader Rule"

114th Congress

9/23/16 
Office of Management and Budget; Office of Personnel Management 
ABA Expresses Concern Over Proposal to Authorize the Appointment of Term-Limited Administrative Law Judges

8/1/16
Senate Leadership 
ABA Supports Regulatory Reforms in H.R. 712, the “ALERT Act of 2016,” Touts New ABA Resolution 106B

6/7/16 
Chair and Ranking Member of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
 ABA Commends Hearing on Role of the Administrative Law Judges and Due Process Hearings

7/23/15
 Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Gov't Affairs 
ABA Supports the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2015

2/19/15
 Chair and Ranking Member of Senate Finance Committee 
ABA Supports the Ability of the Government to Reallocate Payroll Tax Revenues Between the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Disability Insurance Trust Fund

113th Congress

7/20/14
 Administrative Conference of the United States 
ABA Comments on the Social Security Administration's Current Process for Evaluating Disability Claimants' Symptoms

11/15/13 
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Gov't Affairs 
ABA Endorses Legislation Requiring Plain Language in Regulations

11/15/13 
House Judiciary Committee and Oversight & Government Reform Committee 
ABA Endorses Legislation Requiring Plain Language Regulations

9/16/13 
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Gov't Affairs 
ABA Endorses Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2013

5/15/13
 Administrative Conference of the United States 
ABA Comments on the Social Security Administration's Region I Pilot Program

112th Congress

5/17/12 
House and Senate 
ABA Urges Congress to Authorize Self-Funding for the SEC and CFTC

111th Congress

7/16/10 
Feinberg Rozen, LLP 
Letter to Kenneth Feinberg to respond to his request for some preliminary reactions to his Gulf Coast Claims Facility Draft Protocol, including suggested redlined edits to the draft Protocol and conceptual comments and other more substantive suggestions.

5/20/10 
House 
Letter to members of the House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law expressing the ABA's support for the Committee's hearing on the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS)


12/11/09 
House 
Letter concerning 2010 Basic Pay and Locality Adjustments for Administrative Law Judges

7/17/09 
House 
Letter supporting H.R. 2850, the Administrative Law Judges Retirement Act of 2009 (Chairman Lynch)

6/24/09 
House and Senate 
Letter urging full funding for ACUS in FY2010 (House and Senate Appropriations Committees)

110th Congress

10/2/08 SSA Letter commenting on draft bill to amend the Civil Service Reform Act (Commissioner Michael J. Astrue)

9/25/08 
OPM 
Letter supporting 2009 basic pay and locality adjustments for administrative law judges

5/1/08 
House 
Written statement regarding the hearing titled ‘Clearing the Disability Backlog' (Ways and Means Committee)

9/19/07 
House 
Written statement regarding the hearing titled "H.R. 3564, the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2007 (Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law)

8/1/07 
House and Senate 
Letter supporting the reauthorized Administrative Conference of the United States for FY08 (Committee on Appropriations)

7/30/07
House 
Written statement concerning status of pay and benefits for Non-Article III judges (Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and District Of Columbia)

109th Congress

11/14/06 
House 
Letter regarding hearings on "The Administrative Law, Practice and Procedures Project for the 21st Century" (Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law)

7/25/06 
House 
Letter commenting on the 60 th Anniversary of the Administrative Procedure Act (Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law)

7/18/06 
Senate 
Letter supporting funding for the Administrative Conference of the United States for FY07 (Committee on Appropriations)

7/1/05
Senate 
Letter supporting funding for the Administrative Conference of the United States for FY06 (Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary and Housing and Urban Development, Committee on Appropriations)