ACUS receives bipartisan support in Congress

At the July 14 meeting of the House Judiciary Committee, lawmakers agreed that the Administrative Conference saves taxpayer money and increases government efficiency in their respective statements:

"The principal way the Conference has proven itself to be a cost-saving bargain is that it works to improve agency performance and practices." - John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich)

"The Conference is uniquely positioned to generate many savings for very little cost.  Recommendations from the Conference will save taxpayer dollars by helping agencies work more efficiently." - Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

By unanimous voice vote, House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 2480, a bill that reauthorizes the Administrative Conference through FY 2014. Administrative Conference supporters highlighted the millions of dollars in cost savings the agency provides to the government and tax-payers with very little investment, the expertise of its membership and the tremendous value in ACUS serving as an "honest broker" in addressing the current regulatory reform debate.

Read statements by Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr (D-Mich) to learn more.