What’s The Foreign Agents Registration Act? We’ve Got Answers


The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a disclosure statute enacted in 1938, was designed to limit the influence of foreign governments and foreign “propaganda” in the United States. Congress is looking to update this legislation and strengthen its enforcement.

On April 23, 2018, ICNL, InterAction and 44 other organizations submitted an open letter to Congress about FARA, calling for better targeting provisions that could adversely affect the NGO community.

To improve understanding of the Act and its potential impact on non-profits, ICNL’s Nick Robinson has identified and answered 5 frequently asked questions about FARA. To read the FAQ, click on the link at right.

Open Letter to US Congress Concerning the Foreign Agents Registration Act