Clean-Up Government Act of 2011, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session on H.R. 2572, July 26, 2011   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the opening statement of F. James Sensenbrenner: "Today's hearing examines the gaps in our Federal corruption laws that limit their effectiveness and allow corruption to persist. I and my colleague from Illinois, Mr. Quigley, introduced H.R. 2572, the 'Clean Up Government Act of 2011,' to strengthen our public corruption laws. This bill restores tools that prosecutors had previously relied upon that have been eroded over the years by the courts. The bill also enhances other Federal statutes used to fight and deter public corruption. Additional penalties and more robust investigative techniques will ensure that public corruption and related offenses are addressed. [...] The bill also improves the government's ability to prosecute public officials who accept gifts because of their official position, and amends the definition of 'official act' to include conduct that falls within the range of official duties of a public official. The bill extends the statute of limitations for serious public corruption offenses, increases the penalties for certain public corruption offenses, and gives investigators additional tools to address these related crimes in the form of additional wiretap and RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations] predicates." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, John Conyers, Jr., Mary Patricia Brown, Lisa K. Griffin, Timothy P. O'Toole, Ronald Welch, Julie Stewart, Steven H. Cook, and H.R. 2572.

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