July 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the House of Representatives for passing an amendment by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) that will defund any settlements from being used to make any payments to third party groups:
"The Buck amendment defunds the Department of Interior and any of its agencies from requiring mandatory donations to radical environmentalist, third party groups as a part of any settlement agreement the department enters into. This taxpayer funding of the environmental left is outrageous and Ken Buck's stepping forward to put an end to it is both courageous and commendable."
At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following:
SEC. ll. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel or any other entity to negotiate or conclude a settlement with the Federal Government that includes terms requiring the defendant to donate or contribute funds to an organization or individual.
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