New Bill to Stop Espionage in U.S. Universities Introduced

The Ripon Advance
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  • The Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act of 2023, H.R. 1146, introduced by U.S. Rep. Michelle Steel (R-CA), would direct the FBI to designate foreign intelligence threats to higher education in America and would empower the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to initiate removal proceedings against agents of such operations.
  • Rep. Steel said, “This legislation will ensure any bad actors seeking to infiltrate academia to influence our youth and spy on sensitive research projects are quickly and decisively expelled.”
  •  If enacted, H.R. 1146 also would improve transparency by requiring disclosure of foreign gifts and contracts at institutions of higher education. Read More

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