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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Foreign Extortion Prevention Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a foreign official from demanding a bribe, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
08/02/2019Introduced in House

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08/28/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
08/02/2019Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary08/02/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security08/28/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (08/02/2019)

Foreign Extortion Prevention Act

This bill makes it a crime for foreign officials to demand or accept bribes to influence an official act or violate an official duty. An individual who violates this provision is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to two years, or both.