U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and a bipartisan group of 17 House representatives recently introduced the Counter-Kleptocracy Act (CKA), which combines seven bipartisan anticorruption bills introduced earlier this year.
The bill combines several measures introduced in Congress over the past several years:
- Combating Global Corruption Act (H.R. 4322, S. 14)
- Foreign Corruption Accountability Act (H.R. 3887)
- Foreign Extortion Prevention Act (H.R. 4737)
- Golden Visa Accountability Act (H.R. 4142)
- Justice for Victims of Kleptocracy Act (H.R. 3781, S. 2010)
- Revealing and Explaining Visa Exclusions for Accountability and Legitimacy (REVEAL) Act (H.R. 4557, S. 2392)
- Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention (TRAP) Act (H.R. 4806, S. 2010)
Supporters of the bill say it would enhance existing U.S. sanctions programs that target corruption and give the U.S. government a greater ability to fight foreign corruption and bribery at the source. The bill has been referred to the House judiciary and foreign affairs committees. Cohen’s co-sponsors include seven Republicans and 10 Democrats.