Business Law/Bankruptcy 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

9/19/18
House
ABA Urges House to Pass H.R. 5082, the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act

3/19/18 
House Financial Services Committee 
ABA Supports H.R. 5082, the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act

2/1/18 
Senate Committee on the Judiciary 
ABA Opposes S. 1454, the “True Incorporation Transparency for Law Enforcement (TITLE) Act,” Supports Other Means to Fight Money Laundering

12/13/17 
H.R. 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conferees 
ABA Urges Conferees for H.R. 1 to Apply Pass-Through Tax Reductions to Professional Service Businesses

11/27/17 
House Committee on Financial Services 
ABA Opposes Legislation Imposing Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements on Small Businesses and Their Lawyers

11/16/17 
House Committee on Financial Services 
ABA Supports the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act

8/4/17 
Department of Labor; Office of Labor-Management Standards 
ABA Supports Proposed Rescission Changes to DOL "Persuader Rule"

114th Congress

10/24/16 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
ABA Urges CFPB to Protect the Attorney-Client Privilege in New Rules Governing Disclosure of Confidential Information

9/14/16 
House Small Business Committee 
ABA Taxation Section Testifies on IRS Audits of Small Businesses

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

6/24/16 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
BA Urges FDIC to Protect Client Confidentiality in New Deposit Insurance Recordkeeping Rule for Large Banks

5/24/15 
House Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing 
ABA Opposes H.R. 4450, the “Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act,” Supports Other Means to Fight Money Laundering


112th Congress

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

4/13/12 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
ABA Submits Comments Opposing CFPB’s Proposed Attorney-Client Privilege Rule

3/27/12 
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 
Letter to FATF providing reactions to revised International Anti-Money Laundering Standards

2/21/12
House 
ABA sends letter to key House leaders expressing support for H.R. 4014

2/21/12
Senate 
ABA sends letter to Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee expressing support for S. 2099

12/16/11 
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee 
ABA Opposes S 1483, the “Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act”

12/13/11 
Financial Action Task Force 
ABA Submits Follow-Up Comments to FATF Consultative Meeting in Milan

8/18/11
House and Senate 
ABA urges leaders to enact technical amendment to Congo conflict minerals provisions in Dodd-Frank

5/20/11 
SEC 
ABA urges SEC to protect attorney-client privilege and client confidentiality in final whistleblower rule

1/7/11 
Financial Action Task Force 
ABA Submits Follow-Up Comments to FATF Consultative Meeting in Milan

111th Congress

4/23/10 
Senate 
Letter commenting on Consumer Protection Act (Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs)

6/17/09
Senate 
Responses of James A. Wilson to Additional Questions concerning Consumer Protection Act before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights (Committee on the Judiciary)

5/19/09
Senate 
Written testimony of James A. Wilson concerning the Consumer Protection Act before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights (Committee on the Judiciary)

5/6/09
House 
Written statement commenting on the Leegin Decision (Subcommittee on the Courts and Competition Policy, Committee on the Judiciary)

110th Congress

11/15/07 
House & Senate 
Letter supporting amending section 363(f) of the Federal Bankruptcy Code (Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law )

10/16/07
Senate 
Letter supporting the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs)

5/1/07
House 
Letter Seeking Repeal of Harmful New Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary)

109th Congress

12/22/06
Senate 
Letter clarifying ABA policy on the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, Committee on the Judiciary)

12/6/06
Senate 
Letter commenting on P.L. 109-8, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, Committee on the Judiciary)

1/18/06
FCC 
Letter commenting on proposed amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (Federal Communications Commission)

9/16/05
Senate 
Letter commenting on P.L. 109-8, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (Committee on the Judiciary)

9/16/05
House 
Letter commenting on P.L. 109-8, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (Committee on the Judiciary)

4/13/05
Senate 
Letter supporting S. 714, the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005 (Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation)

3/11/05
House 
Letter commenting on floor amendments to S. 256, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (Committee on the Judiciary)

3/1/05
Senate 
Letter commenting on floor amendments to S. 256, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

2/8/05
Senate 
Letter regarding a committee hearing on S. 256, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (Committee on the Judiciary)