May 07, 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

 
Date Recipient Description
03/19/2018 House Financial Services Committee ABA Supports H.R. 5082, the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act
08/04/2017 Department of Labor; Office of Labor-Management Standards ABA Supports Proposed Rescission Changes to DOL "Persuader Rule"

 

114th Congress

Date Recipient Description
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

Date Recipient Description
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

Date Recipient Description
12/17/12 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ABA Submits Comments on USPTO Proposed Rules of Professional Conduct
09/20/12 Senate ABA Urges Senators to Support Legislation Protecting Privileged Materials Submitted to the CFPB
07/31/12 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ABA Opposes Federal Reserve Board's Proposal Requiring Banks to Report Legal Reserves
06/08/12 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ABA Opposes Provisions in  H.R. 2146
06/08/12 Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs ABA Opposes Provisions in S. 1789
05/17/12 House and Senate ABA Urges Congress to Authorize Self-Funding for the SEC and CFTC
05/4/12 Treasury Department Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) ABA Opposes Treasury Department Proposal Requiring Law Firms to Disclose Client Identities and Beneficial Ownership Information
04/13/12 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
05/04/11 House Letter commenting on H.R. 841, the Continuity in Representation Act of 2005 (Chairman, Committee on House Administration)

 

109th Congress

Date Recipient Description
03/02/05 House Letter commenting on H.R. 841, the Continuity in Representation Act of 2005 (Chairman, Committee on House Administration)
03/02/05 House Letter commenting on H.R. 841, the Continuity in Representation Act of 2005 (Ranking Member, Committee on House Administration)