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Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and Senator John McCain
In support of Senate Resolution 118 on Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports. [PDF]
May 20, 2009

Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Sessions
In support of the State Secrets Protection Act, S. 417. [PDF]
May 20, 2009

Dr. Beth Noveck, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government
To request a formal process for public input on developing recommendations to make government transparent, collaborative, and participatory. [PDF]
May 18, 2009

Chairs and Ranking Members of the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Committee on Appropriations
To oppose proposed elimination of acquisitions funding for Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries in FY 2010 and FY 2011. [PDF]
May 18, 2009

President Obama and Members of Congress
In support of strong whistleblower protections. [PDF]
May 15, 2009

Chairman Schumer and Senator Bennett
To urge the Senate Committe on Rules and Administration to hold a mark up and pass Senate Resolution 118. [PDF]
May 14, 2009

The Honorable Gregory B. Craig, Counsel to the President
To request that the Obama administration act to restore treatment of the White House's Office of Administration as an agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act. [PDF]
May 14, 2009

Adrienne C. Thomas, Acting Archivist of the United States
In response to a request for input (RFI) on alternative models for Presidential libraries from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). [PDF]
April 17, 2009

The Honorable Barack Obama
To request that future Presidential appointments to intellectual policy positions reflect the diversity of stakeholders [PDF]
April 2, 2009

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi and The Honorable David Obey
To urge Congress to post the omnibus spending legislation, and the 2010 appropriations bills, online in a machine-readable format [PDF]
February 24, 2009

Members of the House Judiciary Committee
To ask Committee members to oppose The Fair Copyright in Research Works Act, H.R. 801 [PDF]
February 13, 2009

President-elect Obama
To express support for his positions on the protection of privacy [PDF]
December 19, 2008

Members of Congress
To request that Congress use its authority to make the financial bailout more accountable and transparent [PDF]
December 8, 2008

The Honorable Stephen L. Johnson
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology's Review of the Environmental Protection Agency's
Strategy for Improving Access to Environmental Information [PDF]
November 18, 2008

Mr. Gil Baldwin
To congratulate him on retirement and commend him for his many years of
outstanding and dedicated service to the U.S. Government Printing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) [PDF]
October 17, 2008

United States Trade Representative
Comments regarding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement [PDF]
September 18, 2008

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee
To express concerns regarding the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008, S. 3325 [PDF]
September 10, 2008

Members of the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
In support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy [PDF]
September 5, 2008

Letters to The Honorable Zoe Lofgren and The Honorable Daniel E. Lungren
In support of the Charles H.W. Meehan Law Library Improvement and Modernization Act, H.R. 6589 [PDF]
July 25, 2008

Stanford McCoy, Assistant United States Trade Representative
for Intellectual Property and Innovation

LCA opposition to mandatory atatutory damages in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) [PDF]
July 23, 2008

Letter to Conferees
In support of whistleblower protections in the CPSC Reform Act of 2007, S. 2045 [PDF]
July 16, 2008

The Honorable Henry Waxman
In support the Electronic Message Preservation Act, H.R. 5811 [PDF]
July 9, 2008

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy and The Honorable Arlen Specter
In support of the OPEN FOIA Act, S. 2746 [PDF]
July 7, 2008

The Honorable Barbara Boxer, The Honorable Bart Gordon,
The Honorable John D. Dingell, and The Honorable Henry A. Waxman

To express concern over the Environmental Protection Agency's plan
to reopen the agency's closed libraries [PDF]
July 1, 2008

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy and The Honorable Orrin Hatch
Regarding provisions of the Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, S. 2913 [PDF]
June 17, 2008

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Sen. Susan Collins,
Sen. Daniel Akaka, Sen. George Voinovich; Rep. Henry Waxman, Rep. Tom Davis,
Rep. Todd Platts, Rep. Chris Van Hollen

In support of reconciling H.R. 985 and S. 274 for stronger whistleblower protections [PDF]
June 4, 2008

The Honorable Barack Obama and The Honorable Tom Coburn
In support of the Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act [PDF]
June 2, 2008

Members of Congress
In support of public access to contractor responsibility database [PDF]
May 19, 2008

Richard G. Davis, Superintendent of Documents and Director, Library Services and Content Management
In support of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)
and addressing concerns with challenges facing the FDLP [PDF]
May 14, 2008

The Honorable Howard L. Berman and The Honorable Howard Coble
Regarding H.R. 5889, the Orphan Works Act of 2008 [PDF]
May 5, 2008

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz and The Honorable Tom Latham
To express our endorsement of the statement given by Congressman William Orton, on behalf of the American Bar Association, in support of the FY 2009 funding for the Law Library of Congress. [PDF]
May 2, 2008

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy and The Honorable Orrin Hatch
Regarding S. 2913, the Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008 [PDF]
May 1, 2008

Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States
Asking the Archivist to rescind the decision to stop harvesting agency websites at the end of the Bush administration [PDF]
April 29, 2008

Chairman Jose E. Serrano and Members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Commending the Committee for holding a hearing on the FY 2009 funding request for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and raising concerns with some issues addressed at the hearing [PDF]
April 14, 2008

Joshua Bolten, White House Chief of Staff
Calling for public comment on proposed guidance on Sensitive But Unclassified information [PDF]
April 11, 2008

Selected Members of Congress
Thanks for supporting the National Institutes of Health public access requirement [PDF]
April 8, 2008

Letter to Senators
In support of whistleblower protections for federal scientists
in the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (H.R. 985) [PDF]
March 18, 2008

The Honorable Howard L. Berman and The Honorable Howard Coble
To express gratitude to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property for holding a hearing on orphan works [PDF]
March 12, 2008

The Honorable John Conyers, Jr. and The Honorable Lamar S. Smith
Requesting a hearing for H.R. 4279, Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (PRO-IP Act) of 2007 [PDF]
March 5, 2008

AALL Letter to The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr
Expressing gratitude to the Judicial Conference for establishing Joint Pilot Project with GPO on free access to PACER [PDF]
February 27, 2008

Letter to Senators
In support of whistleblower protections in S. 2663, legislation to strengthen the Consumer Product Safety Commission [PDF]
February 26, 2008

Secretary Michael Leavitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
In support of National Institutes of Health's Public Access Policy [PDF]
February 14, 2008

Letters to Senator Tom Harkin
and Representative David Obey
in support of National Institutes of Health's Public Access Policy [PDF]
February 12, 2008

Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees
Concerns that President Bush's 2009 Budget seeks to repeal a section of the OPEN Government Act to move the Office of Government Information Services [PDF]
February 6, 2008

Chairmen of the Maryland House Judiciary Committee and Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
to oppose funding cuts to circuit court law libraries [PDF]
February 4, 2008

The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
In support of FISA Amendments Act of 2007 (S. 2248) [PDF]
January 22, 2008

Mr. Roger W. Sant, Chairman, Executive Committee Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution
Concerns about policy on access to the Institution's records (Directive 807) [PDF]
January 17, 2008

The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka
Support for The Plain Language in
Government Communications Act of 2007 (S. 2291) [PDF]
December 18, 2007

AALL Comments on the Draft Report on the Future of Bibliographic Control
Comments to Members of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control [PDF]
December 15, 2007

The Honorable Howard L. Berman and the Honorable Howard Coble
Concerns that proposed Section 104 of H.R. 4279 will exacerbate the orphans works situation [PDF]
December 12, 2007

Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Senator John McCain
Support for The Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2007 (H.R. 1255/S. 886) [PDF]
December 7, 2007

The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
Support for The Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2007 (H.R. 1255/S. 886) [PDF]
November 19, 2007

National Archives and Records Administration
Comments on the Draft Plan for Digitizing Archival Materials for Public Access, 2007-2016 [PDF]
November 15, 2007

Members of the United States Senate
Opposition to Sec. 193 of the FY08 Transportation Appropriations Act Conference Report [PDF]
November 15, 2007

Members of the United States Senate
Opposition to the Non-disclosure Provisions (Sec. 10305 of the Livestock Title) in the 2007 Farm Bill [PDF]
November 6, 2007

Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on
Court Administration and Case Management

Comments on Privacy and Security Implications of Public Access to Certain Electronic Criminal Case File Documents [PDF]
October 24, 2007

Letter to Group of Specialists on Access to Official Documents, Council of Europe
Expressing concern that European Convention on Access to Official Documents is
defining the right of access to information in a way that, in certain important respects, falls below prevailing European and international standards [PDF]
October 5, 2007

Members, United States Senate
Support for the Community Broadband Act of 2007 (S. 1853) [PDF]
September 21, 2007

Members, U. S. House of Representatives
Support for the Community Broadband Act of 2007 (H.R. 3281) [PDF]
September 21, 2007

Members, United States Senate
Support for Public Access to Publicly Funded Research [PDF]
September 20, 2007

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, and the Honorable Harry Reid, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate
Concerns about the Protect America Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-55) [PDF]
September 4, 2007

Mr. David Stewart, Office of Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State
Hague Convention on Exclusive Choice of Court Agreements [PDF]
August 20, 2007

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy, Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary,
United States Senate

Joint Letter Commending Commitment to the OPEN Government [PDF]
Act of 2007 (S. 849)
August 9, 2007

The Honorable John Cornyn, United States Senate
Joint Letter Commending Commitment to the OPEN Government [PDF]
Act of 2007 (S. 849)
August 9, 2007

The Honorable Patrick Leahy and the Honorable John Cornyn
Letter Expressing Gratitude for the OPEN Government Act of 2007 (S. 849) [PDF]
August 3, 2007

The Honorable Deborah Platt Majoras
Library Copyright Alliance Letter to the Federal Trade Commission [PDF]
re: Consumer Fair Use and Related Rights
August 1, 2007

Members of the United States Senate
Support for the Toxic Right-to-Know Protection Act (S. 595) [PDF]
July 30, 2007

The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye
Support of Amendment to the Broadband Data Improvement Act (S. 1492) [PDF]
July 18, 2007

Members, United States Senate
Support for Public Access to Publicly Funded Research [PDF]
July 16, 2007

Members, U.S. House of Representatives
Support for Public Access to Publicly Funded Research [PDF]
July 16, 2007

Groups Urge Senate to Enact FOIA Reform on the Law's 41st Birthday (AALL Press Release) [PDF]
July 3, 2007

The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye
Support of the Broadband Data Improvement Act (S. 1492) [PDF]
June 19, 2007

The Honorable Susan Schwab, U.S. Trade Representative
Fair Use in the Draft United States-Republic of Korea Free Trade [PDF]
Agreement (KORUS)
June 15, 2007

Richard G. Davis, Acting Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office
GODORT/AALL/SLA Comments on Draft Guidelines for Establishing Shared Regional Depository Libraries [PDF]
May 17, 2007

Members, United States Senate,
Co-sponsors Needed for the OPEN Government Act of 2007 (S. 849) [PDF]
May 2, 2007

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
Support for No-Fee Public Access to CRS Reports Through the Internet [PDF]
March 28, 2007

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Chairman, and the Honorable Robert Bennett, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

Support for No-Fee Public Access to CRS Reports Through the Internet [PDF]
March 28, 2007

The Honorable Juanita Millender-McDonald, Chairwoman, and the Honorable Vernon Ehlers, Ranking Member, House Committee on Administration
Support for No-Fee Public Access to CRS Reports Through the Internet [PDF]
March 28, 2007

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2008 Budget Request of the Government Printing Office [PDF]
March 26, 2007

Members, United States House of Representatives
Co-sponsors Needed for the FAIR USE Act of 2007 (H.R. 1201) [PDF]
March 21, 2007

AALL Response to the Section 108 Study Group Regarding Interlibrary Loan and Other Copies for Users
March 16, 2007

Honorable Mary Landrieu, Chair, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Support for Full FY 2008 Funding for the Government Printing Office and Records Commission [PDF]
March 16, 2007

Library Copyright Alliance Supports Orphan Works Reform
[PDF]
March 13, 2007

Honorable José E. Serrano, Chair, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, House Committee on Appropriations
Support of FY 2008 Funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission [PDF]
March 12, 2007

Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations
Support of the Law Library of Congress [PDF]
March 9, 2007

Second Annual National Event Will Explore Government Secrecy and Openness [PDF] Media Release
March 2007

Library Copyright Alliance Statement Supporting H.R. 1201, the FAIR USE Act [PDF]
February 27, 2007

Statement by Leslie Burger before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' Hearing on "Oversight of Recent EPA Decisions." [PDF]
February 6, 2007


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