Qatar Has Spent Billions Lobbying Congress

The Washington Free Beacon
Article Source: The Washington Free Beacon

Article Source: The Washington Free Beacon

President Biden meets with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar - NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images
  • Qatar has spent nearly $6 billion since 2007 on U.S. lobbying and university funding, amid scrutiny for its ties to Hamas. The funding includes contributions to top American universities and substantial lobbying expenses, raising concerns about influence peddling.
  • The country has also doled out more than $243 million on lobbying efforts in the U.S. since 2015, with more than $16 million spent in 2023 alone.
  • Congressional members are calling for investigations into Qatar’s lobbying efforts and educational funding, emphasizing the need for transparency regarding foreign contributions to American institutions. Read More
  • Clarion Project has built a database of contributions to U.S. universities from hostile nations.  You can access the database here and enter “Qatar” in the search bar to see which universities have received Qatar funds and how much they have received.

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