House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee Chairman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) released the following statement prior to the hearing:

“When Congress appropriates taxpayer dollars to agencies of the federal government, the American people expect the government to report the use of those appropriations in an honest and transparent manner. Transparency between our branches of government, as well as the American people, allows for a better government.

“The lack of transparency regarding the Judgment Funds raises serious concerns about how the DOJ is allocating funds not only in routine claims made against the United States, but also settlements with foreign governments under questionable circumstances.”

 

Witnesses

Name Occupation Organization Testimony Truth in Testimony
Prof. Paul Figley Associate Director of Legal Rhetoric Washington College of Law – American University
Prof. Jeffery Axelrad Professional Lecturer in Law The George Washington University Law School
Prof. Neil Kinkof Professor of Law Georgia State University College of Law

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