November 14, 2018

Federal Government

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

11/14/18
Senators Hatch and Kaine
ABA Letter on Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2018

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

9/17/18
FEMA
ABA Implementation Letter on Planning for Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence During a Disaster

7/27/18
Senator Elizabeth Warren
ABA Letter in Support of Amendment No. 3659 to H.R. 6147

7/16/18
House Rules Committee
ABA Letter in Support of Scott Amendment to H.R. 6147

6/12/18
House
ABA Letter in Opposition to H.R. 4508, the PROSPER Act

3/19/18
House Financial Services Committee
ABA Supports H.R. 5082, 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

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
ABA Urges FDIC to Protect Client Confidentiality in New Deposit Insurance Recordkeeping Rule for Large Banks

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

113th Congress

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

7/31/13
State and Local Bar Presidents
ABA Urges State and Local Bar Members to Follow New ABA Ethics Opinion and Voluntary Lawyer Guidance to Fight Money Laundering

6/14/13
House Taskforce on Over-Criminalization
ABA Testimony on Over-Criminalization 

5/24/13
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
ABA Comments on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States

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

112th Congress

12/17/12
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
ABA Submits Comments on USPTO Proposed Rules of Professional Conduct

9/20/12
Senate
ABA Urges Senators to Support Legislation Protecting Privileged Materials Submitted to the CFPB

7/31/12
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
ABA Opposes Federal Reserve Board's Proposal Requiring Banks to Report Legal Reserves

6/8/12
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
ABA Opposes Provisions in  H.R. 2146

6/8/12
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
ABA Opposes Provisions in S. 1789

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

5/4/12
Treasury Department Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
ABA Opposes Treasury Department Proposal Requiring Law Firms to Disclose Client Identities and Beneficial Ownership Information

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

12/21/12
House
ABA Letter to Members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee expressing support for S. 2099

12/21/12
House
ABA Letter to key House leaders expressing support for H.R. 4014

11/14/11
Office of Government Ethics
ABA Letter Commenting on Office of Government Ethics Proposed Rule

10/21/11
House and Senate
ABA Urges Congressional Deficit Reduction Committee to Preserve Funding for LSC and Federal Courts

10/21/11
House and Senate
ABA Encourages Congressional Deficit Reduction Committee to Protect Equal Justice and Rule of Law Programs

5/4/11
House
Letter commenting on H.R. 841, the Continuity in Representation Act of 2005 (Chairman, Committee on House Administration)

109th Congress

3/2/05
House
Letter commenting on H.R. 841, the Continuity in Representation Act of 2005 (Chairman, Committee on House Administration)

3/2/05
House
Letter commenting on H.R. 841, the Continuity in Representation Act of 2005 (Ranking Member, Committee on House Administration)