House Republicans will move next week to shut down the Obama administration's practice of forcing companies to donate to left-leaning groups as part of settlements they reach with the Justice Department.

The GOP has been up in arms for the last few years about these arrangements, which they say help Obama funnel money to groups he supports, outside the regular appropriations process, and short-change consumers who should be the beneficiaries of these settlements.

"When DOJ recovers money from parties who have broken the law, those funds should be going to victims, or to the Treasury so that Congress can ensure accountability for how the funds are spent," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., back in May. "These funds should not be funneled to the president's pet liberal groups."

Goodlatte first raised the issue in 2014, after the Justice Department reached a $7 billion settlement with mortgage lenders.

In that settlement, banks owed $2.5 billion to consumers, but could reduce that amount for every donation above $50 million to groups like La Raza, a group that aligns with Democrats.

"This makes donations to activist groups far more attractive to banks than providing direct relief to injured consumers," Goodlatte wrote in 2014.

Goodlatte's bill is the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act, which would prohibit Justice from reaching settlements that require or encourage companies to pay out the fine to "non-victim third parties."

"It is critical that Congress act," Republicans wrote in a report accompanying the bill. "DOJ is ignoring Congress' concerns — increasing the use of third-party payments, even as Congress objects. Just last month, DOJ included such terms in its settlement with Goldman Sachs."

While the bill easily cleared Goodlatte's committee, many Democrats are expected to oppose it on the House floor. In the same report on the bill, Democrats wrote a dissenting opinion that said there is "no evidence" that these settlements amount to a "slush fund" for groups aligned with Democrats.

Goodlatte's bill appeared Monday on a short list of bills that are likely to come up next week.