Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., has introduced a rule to require experts who deliver testimony before Congress to disclose any financial connections that their employers have with foreign entities.
The “Truth in Testimony Rule,” released Tuesday, is aimed at universities and think tanks and focuses on money received from China.
The Washington Post notes that the rule, which currently has 43 Republican co-sponsors, would compel all congressional witnesses to disclose any foreign funding that amounts to more than $5,000 whether or not the person testifying is doing so on behalf of their employer or themselves.
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