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H.R. 3049: No Communist Countries Participating in Lobbying Act

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About the bill

The lead sponsor is a Louisiana Republican, although one of the biggest offenders of the practice right now is also a Louisiana Republican.


In their post-politician careers, former members of Congress from both parties have turned to lobbying for Communist countries or their state-owned businesses.

For example, both former Rep. Toby Moffett (D-CT6) and former Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) lobby for the U.S. branch of Hikvision, a company 42 percent owned by China, which manufactures cameras that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has deemed a national security risk.

Samir Jain, President Barack Obama’s former senior director for cybersecurity policy at the White House National Security Council, registered as a lobbyist for the Chinese government affiliated Huawei Technologies Co.

What the bill does

The No Communist Countries Participating …

Sponsor and status

Mike Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 7, 2021
Length: 3 pages
May 7, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on May 7, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 7, 2021. 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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5 Cosponsors (5 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 7, 2021

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H.R. 3049 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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