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Table of Contents - June 25, 2019

Bill Would Ban Political Ad Buys by Foreigners

Legislation that would bar foreign nationals from buying political ads that name an individual candidate on broadcast, cable, satellite, or digital platforms was introduced today by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), ranking member of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, and Mark Warner (D., Va.), vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

Introduction of the Preventing Adversaries Internationally from Disbursing Advertising Dollars (PAID AD) Act is another attempt to prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections, whether through cyber attacks or disinformation campaigns. The bill also would prevent foreign governments and foreign lobbyists from buying issue ads.

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