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S. 2079: Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2021

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“Let’s settle this outside.” Specifically, with outside nonprofit groups.


Usually, when the federal government reaches a settlement in a case against an institution like a large bank or corporation, the money goes one of two places: either to the injured party (or parties), or otherwise the U.S. Treasury.

However,Former President Barack Obama’s Justice Department implemented a practice which allowed — and in some cases even required — such negotiated settlements to go towards third parties, including left-leaning nonprofit or advocacy groups such as the National Urban League and UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza). The money has also gone to left-leaning groups including ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

In 2017, President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions …

Sponsor and status

Tommy Tuberville

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Alabama. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 16, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Jun 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jun 16, 2021

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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 16, 2021

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S. 2079 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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