ABSTRACT

Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA): A Legal Overview [December 4, 2017]   [open pdf - 705KB]

"In the wake of the 2016 election, concerns have been raised with respect to the legal regime governing foreign influence in domestic politics. The central law concerning the activities of the agents of foreign entities acting in the United States is the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA or Act). [...] In 2016, the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a report on DOJ's enforcement of FARA, finding that the department lacked a comprehensive strategy for enforcement. [...] This report examines the nature and scope of the current regulatory scheme, including the scope of FARA's application to agents of foreign principals; what the statute requires of those covered under the Act; exemptions available under the statute; and methods of enforcement."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45037
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2017-12-04
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