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H.R. 2740, The MEJA Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007
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H.R. 2740 would require accountability for contractors and contract personnel under Federal contracts.
MEJA Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007 - Provides that persons who, while employed under a federal agency contract in a region outside the United States in which the Armed Forces are conducting a contingency operation, engage in conduct that would constitute an offense punishable by imprisonment for more than one year if engaged in within U.S. jurisdiction shall be punished as provided for that offense.
Requires the Inspector General of the Department of Justice to report to Congress on the status of the Department's investigations of abuses alleged to have been committed by contract personnel and findings and recommendations about the Department's capacity and effectiveness in prosecuting misconduct by contract personnel.
Requires the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to establish a Theater Investigative Unit for each theater of operations established in connection with a contingency operation in which contract personnel are carrying out work under a covered contract, to be responsible for investigating allegations of criminal misconduct by such personnel.
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 10/5/2007: Read the second time. Ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 413.
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