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Letter with the American Civil Liberties Union to members of the U.S. House regarding a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the next fiscal year addressing beneficial ownership reporting (Corporate Transparency Act of 2019, H.R. 2513).
Letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee regarding criminalizing beneficial ownership violations for new incorporations, as proposed in the Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act (S. 1483, 2011).
President Cynthia Hujar Orr's letter to Senate Homeland Security Committee leadership on overbroad, overcriminalized rules for beneficial ownership reporting proposed in the Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act (S. 569, 2009).
Letter with ACLU to U.S. House leadership regarding Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 H.R.2513, addressing rules on beneficial ownership (116th Congress).
Letter with ACLU to House Financial Services Committee leadership regarding Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 H.R.2513, addressing rules on beneficial ownership (116th Congress).