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Introduced in House (11/29/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4484


To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to prohibit the imposition of a nondisclosure agreement as a condition of the payment of any award or settlement in connection with a violation of such Act.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 29, 2017

Mr. Stewart (for himself and Ms. Bonamici) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to prohibit the imposition of a nondisclosure agreement as a condition of the payment of any award or settlement in connection with a violation of such Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Victims' Voice and Transparency Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibiting imposition of nondisclosure agreement as condition of award or settlement under Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.

(a) Prohibition.—Section 401 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1401) is amended—

(1) by striking “Except as otherwise provided” and inserting “(a) Procedures available.—Except as otherwise provided”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(b) Prohibiting imposition of nondisclosure agreements.—A nondisclosure agreement may not be imposed on any party as a condition of the payment of any award or settlement in connection with a violation of part A of title II.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to awards and settlements paid in connection with the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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