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H.R. 1020: To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require Members of Congress to disclose business ties with foreign entities, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 6, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1020

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require Members of Congress to disclose business ties with foreign entities, and for other purposes.

1.

Disclosure by Members of Congress of business ties with foreign entities

(a)

In general

Section 102 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 102) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(j)

Any report filed pursuant to section 101(d) by a Member of Congress shall include the disclosure of any business ties the Member or any member of the Member’s immediate family has (if any) with a foreign entity. If a Member of Congress makes an affirmative disclosure of any such ties, the Member shall include information detailing the nature of the business tie and foreign entity.

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(b)

Application

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to any report filed pursuant to section 101(d) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 101(d)) after the date of enactment of this Act.