US HB732 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 34-1)
Status: Engrossed on October 25 2017 - 50% progression
Action: 2017-10-25 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits government officials from entering into or enforcing a settlement agreement on behalf of the United States (resolving a civil action, a plea agreement, a deferred prosecution agreement, or a nonprosecution agreement) that provides for a payment or a loan to any person or entity other than the United States. The bill provides exceptions to allow payments or loans that: (1) remedy actual harm (including to the environment) caused by the party making the payment or loan and suffered by the payee, or (2) constitute a payment for services rendered in connection with the case or a payment that a court may order for restitution to victims in certain criminal cases or other persons in plea agreements. Amounts remaining after all claims have been satisfied must be repaid proportionally to each party who contributed to the original payment. Government officials or agents who violate this prohibition may be removed from office or required to forfeit to the government any money they hold for such purposes to which they may otherwise be entitled. Federal agencies must report annually for seven years to the Congressional Budget Office about the parties, funding sources, and distribution of funds for their settlement agreements permitted by the exceptions in this bill. Agency inspectors general must report annually to Congress about any of their agency's settlement agreements that violate this bill.

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Title

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2017-10-24 - House - On agreeing to the Cohen amendment (A002) H.Amdt.458 RC# 575 (Y: 187 N: 233 NV: 12 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2017-10-24 - House - On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A003) H.Amdt.459 RC# 576 (Y: 183 N: 235 NV: 14 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2017-10-24 - House - On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A004) H.Amdt.460 RC# 577 (Y: 185 N: 234 NV: 13 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2017-10-24 - House - On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment (A005) H.Amdt.461 RC# 578 (Y: 189 N: 231 NV: 12 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2017-10-24 - House - On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A006) H.Amdt.462 RC# 579 (Y: 191 N: 229 NV: 12 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2017-10-24 - House - On passage RC# 580 (Y: 238 N: 183 NV: 11 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2017-10-25SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2017-10-24HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2017-10-24HouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 183 (Roll no. 580). (text: CR H8118)
2017-10-24HouseThe House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
2017-10-24HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2017-10-24HouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 732.
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.462 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 229 (Roll no. 579).
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.461 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 231 (Roll no. 578).
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.460 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 234 (Roll no. 577).
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.459 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 235, 1 Present (Roll no. 576).
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.458 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 233 (Roll no. 575).
2017-10-24HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
2017-10-24HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 6.
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.462 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Conyers. (consideration: CR H8124-8125; text: CR H8124)
2017-10-24HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
2017-10-24HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 5.
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.461 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Cicilline. (consideration: CR H8123-8124; text: CR H8123)
2017-10-24HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
2017-10-24HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 4.
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.460 Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee. (consideration: CR H8121-8123; text: CR H8121)
2017-10-24HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (LA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
2017-10-24HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 3.
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.459 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Johnson (GA). (consideration: CR H8120-8121; text: CR H8120)
2017-10-24HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (LA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
2017-10-24HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 2.
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.458 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Cohen. (consideration: CR H8119-8120; text: CR H8119)
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.457 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
2017-10-24HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
2017-10-24HouseH.Amdt.457 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Goodlatte. (consideration: CR H8118-8119; text: CR H8118-8119)
2017-10-24HouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 732.
2017-10-24HouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Frank D. Lucas to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2017-10-24HouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 577 and Rule XVIII.
2017-10-24HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 469 and H.R. 732. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 469. The rule also provides for consideration of amendments printed in part A of the report. The rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 732. The rule provides for consideration of amendments printe in part B of the report.
2017-10-24HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577. (consideration: CR H8107-8129)
2017-10-24HouseRule H. Res. 577 passed House.
2017-10-23HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 577 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 469 and H.R. 732. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 469. The rule also provides for consideration of amendments printed in part A of the report. The rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 732. The rule provides for consideration of amendments printe in part B of the report.
2017-03-30HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 43.
2017-03-30HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-72.
2017-01-31HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
2017-01-30HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2017-01-30HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB522 (Related) 2017-02-08 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
SB333 (Related) 2017-02-07 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HR577 (Related) 2017-10-24 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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