👍🏻Foreign Agents Disclosure & Registration Enhancement Act of 2019👍🏻
This bill needs to be passed soon— the Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement Act of 2019 — would amend the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in an effort to improve compliance with and enforcement of its requirements. To this end, this bill would grant the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) new investigative power in the form of Civil Investigative Demand authority to probe possible violations by those who should register as foreign agents; increase criminal and civil penalties for violating FARA; and charge the Government Accountability Office (GAO) with studying whether, and to what extent, the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) exemption to FARA registration is being abused.
A perceived lack of consequences has led to little FARA compliance by lobbyists, who influence U.S. politics without disclosing their foreign relationships. Giving FARA teeth and empowering the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) to investigate FARA violations will help improve compliance with this law and keep foreign influence out of U.S. politics.
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