House pass­es bill tight­en­ing rules on for­eign gifts to uni­ver­si­ties

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A bill to tight­en report­ing require­ments for uni­ver­si­ties that receive dona­tions from for­eign enti­ties is one step clos­er to becom­ing law after it passed the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives on a bipar­ti­san vote Wednes­day.
The Repub­li­can-con­trolled House vot­ed 246–170 to pass the Defend­ing Edu­ca­tion Trans­paren­cy and End­ing Rogue Regimes Engag­ing in Nefar­i­ous Trans­ac­tions Act. Thir­ty-one Democ­rats joined all Repub­li­cans in sup­port­ing the bill, which is spon­sored by Rep. Michelle Steel (R‑CA).
KEVIN MCCARTHY LEAVING CONGRESS AT END OF YEAR: ‘LEAVING THE HOUSE BUT NOT THE FIGHT’
“As our col­lege cam­pus­es are sub­ject­ed to the ram­pant spread of anti­semitism and the con­tin­ued pres­ence of CCP influ­ence cam­paigns, it is crit­i­cal that we expose the forces attempt­ing to influ­ence our chil­dren,” Steel said after the bill passed. “When for­eign gov­ern­ments give mon­ey to our uni­ver­si­ties, they don’t do it out of the good­ness of their hearts; they want some­thing in return. Whether it’s ter­ror-friend­ly states like Qatar and Iran, or bru­tal human rights abusers like the CCP, our cam­pus­es must not become pup­pets of coun­tries who hate …