House Bill 1852
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Sister City Transparency Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Mar 11, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Mar 11, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 11, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
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
1852
Congress
117
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
Texas
No House votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Sister City Transparency Act

This bill requires the Government Accountability Office to study the activities of sister city partnerships involving foreign communities in countries that received a score of 45 or less on Transparency International's 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index. A sister city partnership is a formal agreement between a U.S. community and a foreign community that is recognized by Sister Cities International and that is operating within the United States.

Among other elements, the required study must (1) identify oversight practices that U.S communities implement to mitigate the risks of foreign espionage and economic coercion within sister city partnerships, (2) assess the extent to which U.S. communities ensure transparency regarding sister city partnership contracts and activities, and (3) review the range of activities conducted within sister city partnerships.

Text (1)
March 11, 2021
Actions (2)
03/11/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
03/11/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Created
Mar 12, 2021 8:12:13 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:21:26 PM