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 part for failing to register as a lobbyist on behalf of a political party in Ukraine that supports the Kremlin. He is also accused of laundering more than $12 million through offshore accounts on behalf of that political party. (This ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on July 31, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jul 31, 2017
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S. 1679 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1679. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Foreign Agent Lobbying Transparency Enforcement Act, S. 1679, 115th Cong. (2017).
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