S. Res. 616 gave the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee permission to provide to law enforcement officials, regulatory agencies, and other entities or individuals duly authorized by federal, state or foreign governments records from the subcommittee’s investigation into U.S. banks being used by possible terrorists or their affiliates for money laundering. 

The resolution said sharing the evidence was necessary for the “promotion of justice.”

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on Investigations looked into the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing vulnerabilities created when a global bank uses its U.S. affiliate to provide U.S. dollars, U.S. dollar services and access to the U.S. financial system to high-risk affiliates, high -correspondent banks and high-risk clients. Whatever information the committee found could now be shared with law enforcement or other agencies.

The resolution was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDems search for winning playbook Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response The Memo: Immigration battle tests activists’ muscle MORE (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.); it passed by unanimous consent.