Stefanik, Banks bill would block funding from US colleges with ties to Chinese, Russian institutions

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  • Source: Fox News
  • 07/17/2023

FIRST ON FOX: Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, and Jim Banks, R-Ind., are introducing legislation to push back against Chinese and Russian ties to U.S. colleges and universities, in an attempt to stop U.S. taxpayer dollars funding those countries’ militaries.

Stefanik and Banks, who both serve on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Education and Workforce Committee, are introducing the Halting Academic Liaisons To (HALT) Our Adversaries Act. 

The bill bars federal funding going to U.S. academic institutions that have "contractual partnerships" with institutions in China and Russia. Specifically, it would require the Pentagon to identify those universities in China and Russia which provide support to their countries’ armies and add them to a list of malign actors. It would then block funding for those U.S. institutions which maintain ties to those on that list, or a company linked to the Chinese government.

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