November 28, 2017

ABA President Hilarie Bass sends letters to Congress to support pending legislation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2017 — American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent letters to Congress last week expressing support for upcoming legislation.


Bass expressed gratitude to Sen. Cory Booker (D -N.J.) for his commitment to environmental equality by making S. 1996, the Environmental Justice Act, a top priority in the 115th Congress. Read the letter here.


A letter also was sent by Bass to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Tx.) and ranking member Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) pledging the ABA’s strong support for H.R. 1849, the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act. This bipartisan bill would restore traditional state court regulation and oversight of the legal profession by clarifying that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act does not apply to creditor lawyers engaged in litigation activities. Read the letter here.


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