S.2781 - A bill to prohibit the involvement of immediate family members of senior United States Government officials with Ukrainian entities.116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 11/05/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2781 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/05/2019)
This bill prohibits an immediate relative of certain senior U.S. government officials from having an ownership interest of 5% or more in a Ukrainian entity. It also prohibits such a relative from being a board member, consultant, employee, or independent contractor of a Ukrainian entity.
Specifically, this prohibition shall apply to the immediate relatives of (1) the President, (2) the Vice President, (3) the head of any executive department, (4) an individual in a cabinet-level position, or (5) a Member of Congress.
The bill provides for civil penalties and imprisonment for a violation and authorizes the Department of Justice to seek an injunction to stop the prohibited conduct.