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CROOK Act
Countering Russian and Other Overseas Kleptocracy Act

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A bill 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.


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Date Actions Overview
12/11/2019Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
12/11/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]* 12/11/2019
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] 03/03/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Foreign Relations12/11/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (12/11/2019)

Countering Russian and Other Overseas Kleptocracy Act or the CROOK Act

This bill requires various actions designed to combat public corruption in foreign countries.

The bill establishes within the Department of the Treasury the Anti-Corruption Action fund to help foreign states fight public corruption and develop rule-of-law-based governance structures. For certain fines and penalties imposed under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, an additional fine shall be imposed and deposited into the fund.

The Department of State shall (1) manage 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.