H.R. 5063 - Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 5063 PDF XML

    Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 (as reported)

    H. Rept. 114–694 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-2 on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 .

Agreed to by record vote of 231-178, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 231-177, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.  


1. Structured rule.

2. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

3. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratExempts settlement agreements that strengthen the personal privacy of Americans from the blanket prohibition in this legislation. Made In Order
2Version 1Conyers (MI), Johnson, Hank (GA), Meeks (NY)DemocratExempts from the bill any settlement pertaining to discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, or any other protected category.Made In Order
3Version 1Ellison (MN)DemocratRenames the bill Another Wall Street Request to Avoid Accountability for Fraud.Submitted
4Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanWithdrawn Expands the prohibition on third-party settlement payments to cover criminal settlements as well. Withdrawn
5Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanWithdrawn Provides specific codification language and expands the underlying bill's coverage to include criminal settlements.Withdrawn
6Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanCaps settlement payments for attorney fees provided in relation to environmental cases at $125 per hour.Made In Order
7Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratExempts settlement agreements that pertain to providing restitution for a State. Made In Order
8Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratExempts settlement agreements that resolves a civil action or potential civil action in relation to sexual harassment, violence, or discrimination in the work place. Made In Order
9Version 2Price, Tom (GA)RepublicanLate Revised Requires the head of each Federal agency to electronically submit a report to the Congressional Budget Office on each settlement agreement entered into pursuant to this bill.Made In Order
10Version 2Price, Tom (GA)RepublicanLate Revised Requires each agency’s Inspector General to report annually to the House and Senate Committees on the Budget, the Judiciary, and Appropriations on any settlement agreement entered into by an during the previous year that are in violation of section 2. Made In Order
11Version 1Rice (SC)RepublicanLate Limits Clean Water Act settlement agreements in excess of federal mitigation requirements. Submitted