H.R.5336 - Foreign Influence Transparency Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] (Introduced 03/20/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/20/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5336 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/20/2018)
Foreign Influence Transparency Act
This bill amends the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 to limit the exemption from foreign agent registration with the Department of Justice for a person engaging in activities in furtherance of religious, scholastic, academic, or scientific pursuits or of the fine arts to only those activities that do not promote a foreign government's political agenda.
The Higher Education Act of 1965 is amended to require institutions to report to the Department of Education a gift or contract from a foreign source whose annual value is $50,000 or more. The fair market value of in-kind-gifts is included in such limit. Currently, a report is due if the annual value is $250,000 or more, considered alone or in combination with all other gifts from or contracts with a foreign source.