Bill Sponsor
House Bill 5933
118th Congress(2023-2024)
DETERRENT Act
Active
Amendments
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Passed House on Dec 6, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 11, 2023
Latest Action
Dec 7, 2023
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
5933
Congress
118
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
Republican
California
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California
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California
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Florida
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Illinois
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Kansas
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Kentucky
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Louisiana
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Michigan
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Michigan
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Michigan
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North Carolina
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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South Carolina
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South Carolina
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West Virginia
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on December 6, 2023
Question
On Passage
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
A vote that records the individual position of each Member who voted. Such votes occurring on the House floor (by the "yeas and nays" or by "recorded vote") are taken by electronic device. The Senate has no electronic voting system; in such votes, Senators answer "yea" or "nay" as the clerk calls each name aloud. Each vote is compiled by clerks and receives a roll call number (referenced in Congress.gov as a "Record Vote" [Senate] or "Roll no." [House]).
Roll Call Type
Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
701
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Defending Education Transparency and Ending Rogue Regimes Engaging in Nefarious Transactions Act or the DETERRENT Act

This bill expands oversight and disclosure requirements related to foreign sources and institutions of higher education (IHEs).

Specifically, the bill requires an IHE to annually disclose to the Department of Education (ED) any year in which the IHE

  • receives a gift from a foreign country of concern (e.g., China or Russia) or foreign entity of concern of any dollar amount;
  • receives a gift or contract from a foreign source (other than a foreign country of concern or foreign entity of concern) that is valued at $50,000 or more, considered alone or in combination with all other gifts or contracts within a calendar year (current disclosure threshold is $250,000 or more), or which has an undetermined monetary value;
  • enters into a contract with a foreign country of concern or foreign entity of concern after receiving a waiver for such contract; or
  • is substantially controlled by a foreign source.

Additionally, the bill

  • prohibits IHEs from entering into contracts with a foreign country of concern or with a foreign entity of concern without obtaining a waiver,
  • requires certain IHEs to disclose gifts or contracts between faculty members and foreign sources, and
  • requires private IHEs with specified assets or investments to file annual investment disclosure reports.

The bill authorizes ED to investigate possible violations of this bill and outlines the various penalties for each violation.

Text (3)
December 6, 2023
November 24, 2023
October 25, 2023
Amendments (8)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (3)
Dec 06, 2023
Offered in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 833
Amendment sought to strike and replace the bill language with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Submitted
Dec 06, 2023
Offered in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 831
Amendment sought to reduce the threshold value at which gifts must be reported from $50,000 to $1.
Submitted
Dec 06, 2023
Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 830
Amendment adds a requirement that foreign entities disclose any ties to designated foreign terrorist organizations, which includes Hamas.
Agreed To