Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) introduced H.R. 5265 to the House, it was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on September 14th, 2021. The bill aims to ensure that recipients of research and development awards from a Federal research agency are not “party to a malign foreign talent recruitment program from a foreign country of concern in their proposal submission and annually thereafter for the duration of the award.” The term “foreign country of concern” refers to the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, or any other country deemed to be a country of concern as determined by the Department of State.
- Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) Introduces H.R. 5265