Text: H.R.2258 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/26/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2258


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit the award of Federal funds to institutions of higher education that employ instructors funded by the Chinese Communist Party, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 26, 2021

Mr. Steube introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit the award of Federal funds to institutions of higher education that employ instructors funded by the Chinese Communist Party, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Protecting Higher Education from Foreign Threats Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on employment of instructors funded by the Chinese Communist Party.

Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 117 the following:

“SEC. 117a. Prohibition on employment of instructors funded by the Chinese Communist Party.

“(a) Restriction on eligibility.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no institution of higher education shall be eligible to receive funds or any other form of financial assistance under any Federal program for an award year in which the institution employs an CCP-funded instructor.

“(b) Resumption of eligibility.—An institution of higher education that loses eligibility to receive funds for an award year as described in subsection (a) may regain eligibility to receive such funds in a subsequent award year by demonstrating, to the satisfaction of the Secretary, that the institution no longer employs a CCP-funded instructor.

“(c) CCP-Funded instructor defined.—In this section, the term ‘CCP-funded instructor’ means a professor, teacher, or any other individual who—

“(1) provides instruction directly to the students of an institution of higher education; and

“(2) received funds, directly or indirectly, from the Chinese Communist Party while employed by such institution.”.

SEC. 3. Effective date.

The amendment made by section 2 shall take effect 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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