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Short Titles

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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act of 2021

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To address foreign threats to higher education in the United States.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/10/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
05/18/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/10/2021Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/10/2021Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/10/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (9)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary03/10/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship05/18/2021 Referred to
House Education and Labor03/10/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/10/2021)

Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act of 2021

This bill establishes a process for designating foreign actors as foreign intelligence threats to higher education.

Specifically, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) must designate a foreign actor as a foreign intelligence threat to higher education if the foreign actor has committed, attempted to commit, or conspired to commit certain actions in connection with an institution of higher education (IHE), such as espionage, misuse of visas, or theft of trade secrets. Prior to making such a designation, the FBI must submit notice to Congress and the Department of Justice.

Upon the designation of a foreign actor as a threat, the Department of State must revoke the nonimmigrant visa issued to the foreign actor present in the United States, and the Department of Homeland Security must initiate removal proceedings against the foreign actor.

Additionally, the bill provides for judicial review and a process for revoking a foreign actor's designation as a threat.

Finally, the bill also requires an IHE to disclose to the Department of Education any gift or contract with a foreign intelligence threat, including the fair market value of the gift or contract.