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  • Law and the Courts

    June 13, 2012

    Letter to House Leaders on America Invents Act

    Letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the America Invents Act (H.R. 1249), commending the House Judiciary Committee for including Section 22 in in the bill.

  • Law and the Courts

    June 27, 2011

    Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Support of Patent Reform Bill

    Encourages the Judiciary Committee to work with Senate leaders to bring H.R. 1249 before the Senate as soon as possible for a vote on passage of the bill without amendment.

  • Law and the Courts

    June 15, 2011

    Letter to the House in Support of the America Invents Act

    Expresses strong support for the American Invents Act of 2011 (H.R. 1249), which was reported by the House Judiciary Committee April 12 on a vote of 32-3.

  • Law and the Courts

    June 7, 2011

    Letter to the Senate Opposing the Tester Amendment to Delay Debit Card Swipe Fee Reforms in Dodd-Frank

    In opposition to the Tester Amendment, which would significantly delay regulatory implementation of the debit card swipe fee reforms enacted last year in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

  • Law and the Courts

    May 23, 2011

    Comments on the Education Department's NPRM for FERPA

    Submitted to the Department of Education on the Notice for Proposed Rulemaking for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The comments articulate that the proposed regulations jeopardize important FERPA protections by expanding the...

  • Law and the Courts

    March 18, 2011

    Letter to the Senate Supporting Debit Card Fee Reform

    To oppose efforts to delay, amend, or repeal the debit card swipe fee reforms enacted last year in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and regulatory implementation of these reforms by the Federal Reserve.

  • Law and the Courts

    February 28, 2011

    Letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy in Support of the Patent Reform Act of 2011

    From the presidents of six university, medical college and higher education associations to express the strong support of member associations for the Patent Reform Act of 2011 (S. 23). This bipartisan agreement represents the successful culmination...

  • Law and the Courts

    February 22, 2011

    Letter to the SEC Regarding Registration of Municipal Advisors Under Dodd Frank Act

    Given the broad coverage of these existing policies, regulations and oversight mechanisms, there is no need for the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate the relationship between college and university employees and the institutions.

  • Law and the Courts

    August 19, 2010

    Comments on Proposed EPA Rules for PCB Use

    ACE and other organizations joined the National Association of College and University Business Officers in a commenting on proposed EPA rules for PCB use. The organizations said EPA should establish a use authorization for any PCB‐containing caulk...

  • Law and the Courts

    August 17, 2010

    Comments on Proposed NIH Conflict of Interest Regulations

    The proposed regulation in many cases appropriately establishes the balance between disclosure that advances the public’s interest and a cumulative regulatory burden that diverts needed resources away from research. But ways should be considered to...