CCAGW Annual Ratings

Consent Decrees Notice – Passage


Passage of the bill, as amended, that would require the federal government to provide advance public notice when it plans to enter into discussions regarding consent decrees and would codify and expand certain disclosure practices with regard to the Treasury Department's Judgment Fund payments. It would also allow counsel for the House of Representatives to intervene or appear as amicus curiae in any federal, state or local court. It would establish a new reporting deadline for the attorney general to inform Congress whether the Justice Department will contest, or refrain from defending, the constitutionality of a provision of federal law in court.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 588
Bill Number: 
HR 469
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 234-187 : R 232-0; D 2-187