If exceptions are filed, the Secretary shall request the administrative law judge to transmit the record of the proceeding to the
Secretary for review. The record shall include the State plan; a copy of the Assistant Secretary's notice of proposed withdrawal; the State's
statement of items in contention; the notice of the hearing if any; any motions and requests filed in written form and rulings thereon; the transcript
of the testimony taken at the hearing, together with any documents or papers filed in connection with the preliminary conference and the hearing
itself; such proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, rules or orders, and supporting reasons as may have been filed; the administrative law
judge's decision; and such exceptions, responses, and briefs in support thereof as may have been filed in the proceedings.