Prosecution of Public Corruption: An Overview of Amendments Under H.R. 2572 and S. 401 [September 21, 2011] [open pdf - 356KB]
"The Public Corruption Prosecution Improvements Act (S. 401) and the Clean Up Government Act of 2011 (H.R. 2572) are virtually identical proposals, one introduced by Senator Leahy and the other by Representative Sensenbrenner. They would expand the scope of the federal criminal statutes under which public corruption is prosecuted, increase the penalties for public corruption, and amend related procedures to facilitate prosecution. Many of the bills' proposals have been under consideration since 110th Congress. Several would extend the reach of federal anticorruption statutes read narrowly in 'Skilling, Sun Diamond, Cleveland', and 'Valdes.'"
CRS Report for Congress, R42016