Jul 28, 2011

Public Corruption Bill Debated in Senate

Corruption, Honest Services , Senate, Senate Members, John Cornyn, Patrick Leahy

On Thursday July 28th, the Senate Committee on Judiciary approved the "The Public Corruption Prosecution Improvements Act" (S. 401) in unusual bipartisan fashion. This crucial legislation contains much-needed reforms to provide the Department of Justice with the tools necessary to prosecute public corruption. CREW continues to be a leading voice in Washington calling on Congress to pass this legislation in response to a series of court decisions that have eviscerated some our nation's most important prosecutorial tools in fighting corruption. At a time of acrimonious partisanship, we vigorously applaud Chairman Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Cornyn (R-TX) for their determined efforts to shore up our corruption statutes.

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