👍🏻H.R. 995: Settlement Agreement Information Database Act of 2019👍🏻
I’m in support of this House bill H.R. 995 AKA -Settlement Agreement Information Database Act of 2019 which would require the publication of settlement agreements that executive agencies enter into. The text of these agreements would be posted online, with a copy of the agreement, the names of the parties involved, a description of the claims settled, the amount to be paid and to whom it was paid, the length of the agreement, and how the agreement came about. Additionally, federal agencies would be required to report on any confidentiality agreements and the reasoning for that arrangement.
As a matter of transparency, information about federal agencies’ settlements should be available online. This would bolster accountability, ensure that interested parties can find this information, and serve to organize this information in a central repository.
SneakyPete........ 👍🏻👍🏻YES👍🏻👍🏻. 2.13.19...........