Congressional Stop-Gap Budget Delays Critical Investments in Anti-Corruption Agency

Today, Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government through December 16, which now awaits President Biden’s signature. While the measure will ensure that agencies can continue operations at existing budgetary levels, the resolution puts off approving the increased funding for key offices in the U.S. Treasury Department contemplated in both chambers’ appropriations bills for fiscal year 2023.

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House Approves Bipartisan Act to Rein In the Enablers of Corruption

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved as part of the must-pass defense spending bill the “ENABLERS” Act. The Act requires certain professional service providers that are best positioned to act as “gatekeepers” to the U.S. financial system to adopt common sense anti-money laundering procedures that can help detect, flag, and prevent the laundering of corrupt and other criminal funds into the United States.

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