Summary: H.R.15855 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.15855. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/01/1976)

Responsibility in Government Act - Directs the United States to pay the reasonable costs and attorney's fees of a defendant or a respondent in a judicial or administrative proceeding initiated by the United States and involving potential sanctions if such defendant or respondent ultimately prevails or if the proceeding is withdrawn.

Excepts all but specified prosecutions under title 18 of the United States Code from such requirement.

Requires, with respect to instances in which the United States pays the costs and attorney's fees of a prevailing party under this or any other Act, the withholding of 25 percent of the pay of each responsible officer or employee each pay period until the total amount withheld equals 50 percent of the reimbursement payments made by the United States, up to a maximum of $100,000.