Legislative Activity


  • Statement Presented before California State Senate Subcommittee
    Jan. 14, 2008
    A statement from Stephen H. Behnke, JD, PhD, on behalf of APA and the California Psychological Association before the Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development at the California State Senate for a hearing on torture and health professionals.

  • Statement Submitted to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    Sept. 21, 2007
    A statement from John D. Rockefeller, IV, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on psychology and interrogations, psychologists' contributions to eliciting information, the need for strict ethical guidelines within interrogation policy and a need for relevant research.


  • Letter to House Judiciary Subcommittee
    November 6, 2007
    APA's letter commending Jerrold Nadler and Trent Franks for their attention to the serious matter of the treatment of foreign detainees in the custody of the U.S. government and for their upcoming Subcommittee hearing entitled, "Torture and the Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment of Detainees: The Effectiveness and Consequences of 'Enhanced' Interrogation." 

  • Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee
    November 1, 2007
    APA's letter commending and supporting Patrick J. Leahy and Arlen Specter for their ongoing efforts related to the confirmation hearing and follow-up correspondence to Attorney General nominee Michael B. Mukasey.