On May 5, 2011, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and three cosponsors introduced a bill entitled the "Fighting Fraud to Protect Taxpayers Act of 2011." On June 30, 2011, congressional hearings were held on the bill, which would create greater transparency with respect to FCA cases and likely speed up the handling and resolution of such cases. In particular, the bill would require the Attorney General to provide a report to Congress each year that would describe the settlement or compromise of any FCA cases and include, among other things, the date on which the complaint was originally filed, a description of the period the matter remained under seal, the date on which the government determined whether to intervene, and the date on which the settlement or compromise was finalized.