Senate Bill 3313
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Foreign Influence Transparency Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Feb 13, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 13, 2020
Latest Action
Feb 13, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3313
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Florida
Arkansas
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Foreign Influence Transparency Act

This bill addresses foreign influence in higher education and in certain other academic, religious, and artistic pursuits.

Current law exempts from foreign agent registration requirements a person engaging in activities in furtherance of religious, scholastic, academic, or scientific pursuits or of the fine arts. The bill specifies that this exemption applies only to those activities that do not promote the political agenda of a foreign government.

Under current law, an institution of higher education is required to disclose to the Department of Education a gift or contract that is from a foreign source and is valued at $250,000 or more, considered alone or in combination with all other gifts from or contracts with a foreign source. The bill instead requires the institution to disclose such a gift or contract that is valued at $50,000 or more.

An institution must include in its disclosure report the contents of any such contract and make the contents available for public disclosure.

Text (1)
February 13, 2020
Actions (2)
02/13/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
02/13/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 14, 2020 5:57:19 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 11:37:10 PM