ALG supports Goodlatte bill blocking cash settlements to third party activist groups

Feb. 2, 2017, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in support of legislation offered by Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), HR 732, that would block cash settlements to third party activist groups in legal cases to which the U.S. is a party to:

“This legislation prevents the legal extortion of contributions to political activist groups and others from defendants during the settlement process.  It is wholly inappropriate for the Department of Justice to dictate the political distribution of funds through the legal process. The abuses of the Obama Administration in using mortgage settlements as liberal advocacy funding tools will be shut down forever through the passage of HR 732.”

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