H.R.138 - Ethics in Foreign Lobbying Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 01/05/2011)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/01/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Elections.|
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Summary: H.R.138 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/05/2011)
Ethics in Foreign Lobbying Act of 2011 - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit contributions and expenditures in federal elections by multicandidate political committees or separate segregated funds sponsored by foreign-controlled corporations and associations (at least 50% owned by a non-U.S. citizen or foreign national). Sets forth ownership and operating fund reporting requirements.
Prohibits a foreign national from participating in the decision-making process of any person's election-related activities (such as those of a corporation, labor organization, or political committee). Establishes within the Federal Election Commission (FEC) a clearinghouse of existing public information regarding the political activities of foreign principals and agents of foreign principals. Amends the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 to: (1) revise foreign agents' supplemental reporting requirements; and (2) provide civil penalties for specified reporting violations.