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S. 1562: 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?

Context

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Mark Warner

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
May 21, 2019
Status

Introduced on May 21, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 21, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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May 21, 2019
 
Introduced

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