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S.1898: Truth in Settlements Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 8, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 18, 2014
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Bill Summary

Truth in Settlements Act of 2014 - Sets forth new requirements for the public disclosure of any covered settlement agreement entered into by a federal executive agency.  Defines "covered settlement agreement" as a settlement agreement (including a consent decree) that: (1) is entered into by an executive agency, (2) relates to an alleged violation of federal civil or criminal law, and (3) requires the payment of not less than $1 million by one or more non-federal persons (a person that is not an entity within the federal government).

Requires the head of each executive agency to make publicly available on the agency website a list of each covered settlement agreement entered into by the agency, which shall include: (1) the names of the parties to the settlement agreement and the date of such agreement; (2) a description of the claims that were settled under the agreement; (3) the amount each party to the agreement is obligated to pay under the terms of ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 18, 2014 By Senator Carper from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 113-259.
Sept. 16, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 566.
Sept. 16, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
July 30, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Jan. 8, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.