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May 12, 2016

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill to Bar Diverting DOJ Settlement Money to Third-Parties

The House Judiciary Committee approved “The Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016” which, if enacted into law, “would end the Department of Justice’s slush fund for left-wing activist groups,” reports The Daily Caller.

“Advancing this legislation is an important step toward ensuring that federal enforcement officials make decisions in the public interest, not for their own personal or political interest,” said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard in a statement released yesterday. “Enforcement officials should be motivated by a search for justice, not by how much money they can generate for their office and their political allies from settlements.”

U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte said, “when DOJ recovers money from parties who have broken the law, those funds should be going to victims, or to the Treasury so that Congress can ensure accountability for how the funds are spent. These funds should not be funneled to the president’s pet liberal groups.”

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