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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

CROOK Act
Countering Russian and Other Overseas Kleptocracy Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To promote international efforts in combating corruption, kleptocracy, and illicit finance by foreign officials and other foreign persons, including through a new anti-corruption action fund, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/18/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
12/18/2019Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
12/18/2019Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
07/18/2019Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2019Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (17)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs07/18/2019 Referred to
12/18/2019 Markup by
House Financial Services07/18/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/18/2019)

Countering Russian and Other Overseas Kleptocracy Act or the CROOK Act

This bill directs the Department of State to take various actions designed to combat public corruption in foreign countries.

The State Department shall establish the Anti-Corruption Action fund to help foreign states fight public corruption and develop rule-of-law-based governance structures. A portion (5%) of fines and penalties imposed under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act shall be deposited into the fund.

The State Department shall (1) take primary responsibility in managing U.S. government efforts to fight foreign public corruption, and (2) establish an interagency task force to assist in coordinating such efforts.

Each U.S. embassy shall have a point of contact responsible for coordinating the embassy's anti-corruption efforts.

The State Department shall report to Congress on its anti-corruption activities and make various reports publicly available online.