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S. 1562 (116th): Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections Act

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When the Trump campaign received outreach from Russian officials, they never reported it to law enforcement. Should they have been required to?


By now it’s well established that officials with connections to — or working on behalf of — the Russian government made overtures to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, with promises of information, assistance, or dirt on his opponent.

There’s a grey zone legally. While it’s a federal crime for a campaign to receive “anything of value” from a foreign national, loopholes in the law relegate that term primarily to things like actual monetary contributions.

Campaign manager Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr.’s Trump Tower meeting with Russians, or Russian-hacked emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign that were publicly released? Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report ...

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Mark Warner

Sponsor. Senator for Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2019
Length: 8 pages
May 21, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



May 21, 2019

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S. 1562 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1562. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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