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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016

Short Titles as Reported to House

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To limit donations made pursuant to settlement agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
09/07/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 241 - 174 (Roll no. 488).
07/18/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 114-694.
04/26/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (49)

Date Chamber
09/08/2016SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
09/07/2016-4:36pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/07/2016-4:36pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 241 - 174 (Roll no. 488).
09/07/2016-4:28pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 234 (Roll no. 487).
09/07/2016-4:22pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5135)
09/07/2016-4:16pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for settlement agreements that reduce the cost of life-saving medical devices, such as EpiPens, through the enforcement of antitrust laws.
09/07/2016-4:15pmHouseMs. Meng moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (consideration: CR H5134-5135; text: CR H5134)
09/07/2016-4:14pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H5124-5125)
09/07/2016-4:13pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5134)
09/07/2016-4:13pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5063.
09/07/2016-4:12pmHouseH.Amdt.1386 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 155 - 262 (Roll no. 486).
09/07/2016-4:08pmHouseH.Amdt.1385 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 235 (Roll no. 485).
09/07/2016-4:04pmHouseH.Amdt.1383 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 236 (Roll no. 484).
09/07/2016-3:59pmHouseH.Amdt.1382 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 234 (Roll no. 483).
09/07/2016-3:35pmHouseH.Amdt.1388 On agreeing to the Price, Tom amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
09/07/2016-3:33pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tom Price (GA) amendment.
09/07/2016-3:33pmHouseH.Amdt.1388 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Price, Tom. (consideration: CR H5131; text: CR H5131)
09/07/2016-3:33pmHouseH.Amdt.1387 On agreeing to the Price, Tom amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
09/07/2016-3:30pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tom Price (GA) amendment.
09/07/2016-3:30pmHouseH.Amdt.1387 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Price, Tom. (consideration: CR H5130-5131; text: CR H5130)
09/07/2016-3:29pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
09/07/2016-3:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
09/07/2016-3:22pmHouseH.Amdt.1386 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Gosar. (consideration: CR H5129-5130, H5133-5134; text: CR H5129)
09/07/2016-3:22pmHousePOSTPONED 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.
09/07/2016-3:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
09/07/2016-3:13pmHouseH.Amdt.1385 Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee. (consideration: CR H5128-5129, H5133;text: CR H5128)
09/07/2016-3:13pmHouseH.Amdt.1384 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A003) Failed by voice vote.
09/07/2016-3:07pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
09/07/2016-3:07pmHouseH.Amdt.1384 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee. (consideration: CR H5126-5127; text: CR H5126)
09/07/2016-3:06pmHousePOSTPONED 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 ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
09/07/2016-3:00pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment.
09/07/2016-3:00pmHouseH.Amdt.1383 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Cicilline. (consideration: CR H5125-5126, H5132-5133; text: CR H5125)
09/07/2016-2:59pmHousePOSTPONED 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 ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
09/07/2016-2:53pmHouseDEBATE - Purusant to the provisions of H.Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment.
09/07/2016-2:53pmHouseH.Amdt.1382 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Conyers. (consideration: CR H5125, H5131-5132; text: CR H5125)
09/07/2016-2:01pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5063.
09/07/2016-2:00pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Chris Stewart to act as Chairman of the Committee.
09/07/2016-2:00pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 843 and Rule XVIII.
09/07/2016-1:57pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 5063 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
09/07/2016-1:57pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 843. (consideration: CR H5119-5136)
09/07/2016-1:56pmHouseRule H. Res. 843 passed House.
09/06/2016-7:17pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 843 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5063 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
07/18/2016HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 538.
07/18/2016HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 114-694.
05/11/2016HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 16 - 8.
05/11/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
04/28/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/26/2016HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
04/26/2016HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/26/2016 Referred to
05/11/2016 Markup by
07/18/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-694
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law04/28/2016 Referred to
Senate Judiciary09/08/2016 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (09/07/2016)

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) This bill prohibits government officials from entering into or enforcing a settlement agreement resolving a civil action on behalf of the United States that provides for a payment to any person or entity other than the United States. The bill provides exceptions to allow payments that remedy actual harm (including to the environment) caused by the party making the payment or that constitute payment for services rendered in connection with the case.

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.