S.195 - Taxpayer Protection Act

A bill to extend oversight, accountability, and transparency provisions of the Emergency Economic Assistance Act of 2008 to all Federal emergency economic assistance to private entities, to impose tough conditions for all recipients of such emergency economic assistance, to set up a Federal task force to investigate and prosecute criminal activities that contributed to our economic crisis, and to establish a bipartisan financial market investigation and reform commission, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Taxpayer Protection Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to extend oversight, accountability, and transparency provisions of the Emergency Economic Assistance Act of 2008 to all Federal emergency economic assistance to private entities, to impose tough conditions for all recipients of such emergency economic assistance, to set up a Federal task force to investigate and prosecute criminal activities that contributed to our economic crisis, and to establish a bipartisan financial market investigation and reform commission, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Taxpayer Protection Act as introduced.

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Taxpayer Protection Act - Makes a federal financial entity (the Secretary of the Treasury, members of the Financial Institutions Examination Council, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency) that provides emergency economic assistance to any private entity subject to oversight, reporting, ac

Official Summary

Taxpayer Protection Act - Makes a federal financial entity (the Secretary of the Treasury, members of the Financial Institutions Examination Council, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency) that provides emergency economic assistance to any private entity subject to oversight, reporting, accountability, and transparency provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Requires monthly reports to Congress on the recipients of such assistance and the collateral provided. Requires the intended recipient of such assistance, before receiving funds, to agree in writing to specified conditions regarding:
(1) monthly reports to Congress;
(2) access by the financial entity to relevant personnel and data;
(3) limits on executive compensation;
(4) prohibitions on bonuses to the recipient's 25 most highly compensated employees;
(5) prohibitions on the use of assistance for entertainment and lobbying expenditures; and
(6) the sale or divestiture of passenger aircraft. Considers any violation of such agreement as a default on the recipient's obligation. Directs the Attorney General to establish a Taxpayer Protection Prosecution Task Force to:
(1) investigate and prosecute financial fraud that contributed to the collapse of our financial markets;
(2) seek to recover any ill-gotten gains; and
(3) make recommendations about extending the statute of limitation for complex financial fraud. Establishes the Financial Market Investigation and Reform Commission to:
(1) report on the causes of the collapse of the nation's financial system and credit crisis;
(2) report on the extent to which federal entities had information on risky or reckless financial practices that posed a threat to the financial system's well-being;
(3) build on any investigations by congressional committees and federal banking agencies to avoid duplication of effort; and
(4) report to the President and Congress with recommendations to prevent a similar crisis in the future.

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