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H.R. 4170: Disclosing Foreign Influence Act

About the bill

Trump’s campaign chair was criminally indicted by the special counsel last week for failing to register as a foreign agent. In the United States, a foreign agent is any American who lobbies or advocates on behalf of another country’s government. But due to several loopholes in the 1938 law requiring registration of such foreign agents, almost nobody has ever gotten punished for breaking it. Three different bills, authored by both Republicans and Democrats, aim to revamp the law for the 21st century.

Context

Paul Manafort was indicted in ...

Sponsor and status

Mike Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017
Length: 34 pages
Introduced:

Oct 31, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Oct 31, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 31, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

22% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Oct 31, 2017
 
Introduced

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Pending
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 4170 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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