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S. 1879: Protect Our Universities Act of 2019

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If China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are trying to use spies at colleges to gain an edge on American technology and research, what steps should be taken?

Context

Often-hostile nations such as China and Russia have used spies and informants at U.S. universities to gain an edge on what top colleges are developing in research, science, and technology.

The FBI has begun monitoring them, but institutions such as the Chinese military are believed to have benefitted from the intelligence.

What the legislation does

The Protect Our Universities Act ...

Sponsor and status

Joshua Hawley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Missouri. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2019
Length: 19 pages
Introduced
Jun 18, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jun 18, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 18, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jun 18, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1879 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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