On January 22, 1941, the Attorney General's Committee on Administrative Procedure, appointed to investigate the need for procedural reform in various federal administrative tribunals and to suggest improvements therein, submitted its final report and a proposed bill to Attorney General Jackson, who on January 24, 1941, transmitted these to the Senate with his recommendation that the proposed bill receive favorable consideration. Every member of the committee approved this report and this proposed bill, but the approval of four members of the committee was subject to their additional views and recommendations, expressed in statements and in a differing proposed bill. Pending now before the Senate are S. 674 embodying the proposed bill favored by the minority of the committee, and S. 675 embodying the proposed bill favored by the majority of the committee, and S. 918 embodying certain features of these bills and also of the Logan-Walter Bill which President Roosevelt vetoed on December 18, 1940. The conflicting views embodied in these bills and in the committee's report and in the additional views and recommendations of the minority of the committee have been extensively discussed in the law periodicals and in hearings from April to July 1941 before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee.8 The American Bar Association through its House of Delegates has endorsed S. 674. Debate on administrative procedure is today proceeding with somewhat more light and less heat than previously, 10 and credit for this belongs to both the majority and the minority of the Attorney General's Committee.
Gilbert H. Montague,
REFORM OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE,
Mich. L. Rev.
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