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Using comment letters and testimony, ASPPA Government Affairs responds to new legislation, proposed changes to existing regulations, and proposed new regulations. Any action that would change existing pension policy or affect the work of pension professionals is the object of ASPPA comments from Government Affairs. In its role of closely monitoring legislative and regulatory actions, ASPPA Government Affairs directs its comments and testimony to appropriate agencies, clearly reflecting the stance of ASPPA and its members.

Most Recent Testimony

On May 17, 2016, Judy Miller, the American Retirement Association’s Director of Retirement Policy, testified at a Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the impact a proposal to integrate the corporate and individual tax systems would have on the tax incentives for retirement savings. [Written Testimony] [Oral Testimony]

On March 22, 2016, The American Retirement Association submitted testimony for the record for the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy hearing on Member proposals relating to fundamental reform of the income tax system. [Written Testimony]

On Aug, 12, 2015, Marcy Supovitz, the 2015 President-Elect of the American Retirement Association, testified at a Department of Labor Hearing on the department's reproposed fiduciary rule. [Written Testimony] [Video]

On February 26, 2014, Judy Miller testified on behalf of ASPPA and its sister organizations at a Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Retirement Savings for Low-Income Workers. [Written Testimony] [Video]

On June 18, 2013, Mark Dunbar, ACOPA's President, testified on behalf of ASPPA and ACOPA at a PBGC hearing on the proposed reportable events rule. [Written Testimony] 

On June 14, 2012, Robert Richter testified before the ERISA Advisory Council on behalf of ASPPA regarding the challenges and best practices concerning beneficiary designations in retirement plans. [Written Testimony]

On April 17, 2012, Judy Miller testified on behalf of ASPPA and its sister organizations at a Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Tax Reform and Tax-favored Accounts [Written Testimony] [Oral Testimony]