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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.

118th Congress

Representative Raul Grijalva
ABA Letter in Support of Representative Grijalva's Upcoming Reintroduction of a House Resolution Regarding the Insular Cases

117th Congress

House Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter in Support of the Preventing Suicide Through Voluntary Firearm Purchase Delay Act

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
ABA Urges FERC Not to Adopt New Duty of Candor Rule Requiring Energy Lawyers to Disclose Privileged and Other Confidential Client Information

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
ABA Letter Supporting H.R. 5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act

116th Congress

Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
ABA Letter to FEMA to Implement the Disaster Legal Services (DLS) Program

U.S. Office of Management and Budget 
ABA Comments to OMB Responding to OMB’s Request for Information on Improving and Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication

ABA Judicial Division Comments to OMB Responding to OMB's Request for Information on Improving and Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication 

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen of the Department of Justice ABA Letter Urging Justice Department to Issue Guidance on Federal Government Lawyer Participation in Bar Associations

House Committee on Natural Resources
ABA Letter Urging Action on Bills to Protect Tribal Communities from Government Shutdowns

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

Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs  ABA Letter to Withdraw the Proposed Rule of Religious Exemption in Executive Order 11246

115th Congress

Senators Hatch and Kaine
ABA Letter on Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2018

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

ABA Implementation Letter on Planning for Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence During a Disaster

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

House Rules Committee
ABA Letter in Support of Scott Amendment to H.R. 6147

ABA Letter in Opposition to H.R. 4508, the PROSPER Act

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

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

114th Congress

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

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

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