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September 8, 2016

ILR Praises House Passage of Bill to ‘Stop Settlement Slush Funds’

Palmetto Business Daily and Arizona Business Daily both covered ILR President Lisa A. Rickard’s statement praising U.S. House passage of H.R. 5063, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016.

“Enforcement officials should pursue justice in a manner consistent with the Constitution and the public interest, and not by how much money they can generate for third party allies,” said Rickard. “The Constitution gives Congress alone the power of the purse, but the DOJ and other government agencies have thwarted this through their use of settlement slush funds to funnel money to third party political allies.”

“This practice should be stopped, and we commend the House for passing Chairman Goodlatte’s Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016. We urge the Senate to act on this bill swiftly.”

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