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Text of the Prohibiting Foreign Influence in American Elections Act

This bill was introduced on January 26, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 26, 2010 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4522

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 26, 2010

(for himself, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Foster, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Sires, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Lance, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Holden, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Kagen, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Towns, Mr. Boren, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Yarmuth, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Rothman of New Jersey, Mr. Payne, Mr. Holt, Mr. Stark, Mr. Costello, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Tierney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to apply the ban on contributions and expenditures by foreign nationals to domestic corporations which are owned or controlled by foreign principals.

1.

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Prohibiting Foreign Influence in American Elections Act.

2.

Application of Ban on Contributions and Expenditures by Foreign Nationals to Foreign-Controlled Domestic Corporations

Section 319(b) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441e(b)) is amended—

(1)

by striking or at the end of paragraph (1);

(2)

by striking the period at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting ; or; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(3)

a corporation (other than a foreign principal, as so defined) which is a subsidiary of a foreign principal, or with respect to which—

(A)

one or more foreign principals serves on the board of directors,

(B)

one or more foreign principals directly or indirectly has an ownership interest, or

(C)

one or more foreign principals directly or indirectly holds debt or other obligations.

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