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Collins Helps Pass Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act

Oct 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) voted with the House to pass H.R. 732, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017. Collins co-sponsored the legislation and managed its rule on the House floor. He issued the following response to its passage in the House:

“Under the last administration, the Justice Department funneled settlements away from actual victims and toward special interest groups, many of them political in nature. It muffled the voice of the people by circumventing their representatives and ignoring Article 1 of the Constitution, which assigns Congress the power of the purse. By passing the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act, the House acted to reprioritize actual victims and reestablish Congressional oversight in federal spending,” said Collins