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.

116th Congress

10/22/2019
House 
ABA Opposes Anti-Money Laundering Legislation That Undermines Client Confidentiality in Real Estate Transactions, Imposes Burdensome Regulations on Small Businesses

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
ABA Submitted a Comment Letter to the CFPB Regarding its Proposed Rule on "Debt Collection Practices (Regulation F)" 

6/19/2019
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
ABA Opposes Anti-Money Laundering Legislation That Undermines Client Confidentiality in Real Estate Transactions, Imposes Burdensome Regulations on Small Businesses

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

5/24/16
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