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Official Source Documents

September 13, 2016 — Financial CHOICE [Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs] Act (H.R. 5983), as approved by House Financial Services Committee

September 9, 2016 — Executive Summary of the Financial CHOICE [Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs] Act (H.R. 5983)

September 9, 2016 — Detailed Summary of the Financial CHOICE [Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs] Act (H.R. 5983)

May 25, 2016 — House Joint Resolution 88, Disapproving and Nullifying the DOL Fiduciary Rule

April 6, 2016 — DOL Fact Sheet on Final Fiduciary Rule

February 3, 2016 — Strengthening Access to Valuable Education and Retirement Support (SAVERS) Act (H.R. 4294), as Passed by House Ways and Means Committee

February 2, 2016 — Strengthening Access to Valuable Education and Retirement Support (SAVERS) Act (H.R. 4294), as Passed by House Education and the Workforce Committee

February 2, 2016 — Affordable Retirement Advice Protection (The ARAP) Act (H.R. 4293), as Passed by House Education and the Workforce Committee

December 18, 2015 — Strengthening Access to Valuable Education and Retirement Support (SAVERS) Act (H.R. 4294)

December 18, 2015 — the Affordable Retirement Advice Protection (The ARAP) Act (H.R. 4293)

November 4, 2015 — the Retirement Choice Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 3922)

September 25, 2013 — Retail Investor Protection Act (H.R. 2374)

January 28, 2011 — GAO Report, 401(K) Plans: Improved Regulation Could Better Protect Participants from Conflicts of Interest

February 20, 2006 — Draft: Women and Retirement Security Bill Proposals Under Consideration

June 29, 2005 — PBGC/DOL Letter to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) Regarding Pension Protection Act

Council Materials
Official Source Documents

October 27, 2016 — DOL/EBSA Conflict of Interest Exemptions FAQs

April 8, 2016 — DOL Final Regulations on Definition of Fiduciary; Conflict of Interest/Retirement Investment Advice

April 8, 2016 — DOL Final Regulations on Definition of Fiduciary: Best Interest Contract Exemption

April 8, 2016 — DOL Final Regulations on Definition of Fiduciary: Class Exemption for Principal Transactions in Certain Assets between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs

April 8, 2016 — DOL Final Regulations on Definition of Fiduciary: Amendments to Class Exemptions 75-1, 77-4, 80-83 and 83-1

April 8, 2016 — DOL Final Regulations on Definition of Fiduciary: Amendment to and Partial Revocation of PTE 86-128 and PTE 75-1

April 8, 2016 — DOL Final Regulations on Definition of Fiduciary: Amendment to Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 75-1, Part V

April 8, 2016 — DOL Final Regulations on Definition of Fiduciary: Amendment to and Partial Revocation of PTE 84-24

October 30, 2015 — Letter from 47 Democrats to DOL Regarding Fiduciary Definition Project

October 6, 2015 — Letter from Reps. Kelly and Johnson to DOL Regarding Fiduciary Definition Project

April 20, 2015 — DOL/EBSA Proposed Regulations on Definition of the Term "Fiduciary"

April 20, 2015 — DOL/EBSA Proposed Regs on Definition of "Fiduciary": Proposed Class Exemption for Principal Transactions

April 20, 2015 — DOL/EBSA Proposed Regs on Definition of "Fiduciary": Proposed Amendment to PTE 75-1, Part V

April 20, 2015 — DOL/EBSA Proposed Regs on Definition of "Fiduciary": Proposed Amendments to and Proposed Partial Revocation of PTEs 86-128 and 75-1

April 20, 2015 — DOL/EBSA Proposed Regs on Definition of "Fiduciary": Proposed Amendments to Class Exemptions 75-1, 77-4, 80-83 and 83-1

April 20, 2015 — DOL/EBSA Proposed Regs on Definition of "Fiduciary": Proposed Amendment to and Proposed Partial Revocation of PTE 84-24

April 20, 2015 — DOL/EBSA Proposed Regs on Definition of "Fiduciary": Notice of Extension of Comment Period

April 14, 2015 — DOL/EBSA Fact Sheet on Proposed Regulations on Definition of the Term "Fiduciary"

October 24, 2011 — DOL Final Regulations on Investment Advice for Plan Participants and Beneficiaries

September 1, 2011 — Request for Comment by President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability Proposed Themes and Principles

Official Source Documents

November 10, 2016 — Council President James A. Klein’s memo to members: policy priorities will need to overcome partisan conflict
April 6, 2016 — DOL fiduciary rule presents improvements, concerns
September 23, 2014 — American Benefits Council sets course for Year 2020 with strategic plan for health, retirement policy
September 23, 2014 — American Benefits Council sets course for Year 2020 with strategic plan for health, retirement policy
September 18, 2014 — American Benefits Council to unveil long-term strategic plan at Press Club media briefing, Will set forth vision for health, retirement benefits policy in year 2020

July 27, 2015 — U.S. Department of Labor