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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

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
10/24/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 183 (Roll no. 580).(text: CR H8118)
03/30/2017Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-72.
01/30/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (41)

Date Chamber
10/25/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
10/24/2017-5:48pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/24/2017-5:48pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 183 (Roll no. 580). (text: CR H8118)
10/24/2017-5:42pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10/24/2017-5:42pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10/24/2017-5:41pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 732.
10/24/2017-5:41pmHouseH.Amdt.462 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 229 (Roll no. 579).
10/24/2017-5:36pmHouseH.Amdt.461 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 231 (Roll no. 578).
10/24/2017-5:31pmHouseH.Amdt.460 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 234 (Roll no. 577).
10/24/2017-5:27pmHouseH.Amdt.459 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 235, 1 Present (Roll no. 576).
10/24/2017-5:22pmHouseH.Amdt.458 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 233 (Roll no. 575).
10/24/2017-4:55pmHousePOSTPONED 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.
10/24/2017-4:46pmHouseDEBATE - 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.
10/24/2017-4:46pmHouseH.Amdt.462 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Conyers. (consideration: CR H8124-8125; text: CR H8124)
10/24/2017-4:46pmHousePOSTPONED 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.
10/24/2017-4:38pmHouseDEBATE - 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.
10/24/2017-4:38pmHouseH.Amdt.461 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Cicilline. (consideration: CR H8123-8124; text: CR H8123)
10/24/2017-4:37pmHousePOSTPONED 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.
10/24/2017-4:29pmHouseDEBATE - 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.
10/24/2017-4:29pmHouseH.Amdt.460 Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee. (consideration: CR H8121-8123; text: CR H8121)
10/24/2017-4:28pmHousePOSTPONED 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.
10/24/2017-4:20pmHouseDEBATE - 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.
10/24/2017-4:20pmHouseH.Amdt.459 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Johnson (GA). (consideration: CR H8120-8121; text: CR H8120)
10/24/2017-4:18pmHousePOSTPONED 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.
10/24/2017-4:14pmHouseDEBATE - 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.
10/24/2017-4:13pmHouseH.Amdt.458 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Cohen. (consideration: CR H8119-8120; text: CR H8119)
10/24/2017-4:13pmHouseH.Amdt.457 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/24/2017-4:07pmHouseDEBATE - 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.
10/24/2017-4:07pmHouseH.Amdt.457 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Goodlatte. (consideration: CR H8118-8119; text: CR H8118-8119)
10/24/2017-3:04pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 732.
10/24/2017-3:04pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Frank D. Lucas to act as Chairman of the Committee.
10/24/2017-3:04pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 577 and Rule XVIII.
10/24/2017-3:03pmHouseRule 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.
10/24/2017-3:03pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577. (consideration: CR H8107-8129)
10/24/2017-1:45pmHouseRule H. Res. 577 passed House.
10/23/2017-7:29pmHouseRules 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.
03/30/2017HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 43.
03/30/2017HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-72.
01/31/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/30/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
01/30/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/30/2017 Referred to
03/30/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-72
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law01/31/2017 Referred to
Senate Judiciary10/25/2017 Referred to

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Passed House amended (10/24/2017)

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.