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H.R. 5181 (114th): Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016

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To counter foreign disinformation and propaganda, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Adam Kinzinger

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 10, 2016
Length: 11 pages
May 10, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 10, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


13 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 5 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Kinzinger Statement on Ukrainian Pilot Nadiya Savchenkos Release from Russian Prison
    — Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16, 2013-2022] (Sponsor) on May 25, 2016

congressman Lieu statement on house passage of the 2017 ndaa
    — Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA36] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 2, 2016

reps. Lieu and kinzinger introduce legislation to counter foreign government propaganda
    — Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA36] (Co-sponsor) on May 11, 2016

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May 10, 2016

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H.R. 5181 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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