Identifies high-level federal officials who, after leaving government service between fiscal years 1986 and 1991, registered as foreign agents and represented foreign interests before the U.S. government. Also examines Department of Justice actions to correct problems previously reported concerning the administration of foreign agent registration. Drawings.
Committee Serial No. 27. Considers legislation to expand foreign agent registration requirements to include certain types of businesses and purveyors of propaganda, and to require labeling of propaganda materials shipped through the mail.
Congress has enacted post-gov¿t. employment restrictions and foreign agent registration requirements with the objectives of protecting the U.S. gov¿t. against the improper use of gov¿t. information by former federal employees and ensuring that the Amer. people know the identity of persons trying to influence U.S. gov¿t. policy in the U.S. on behalf of foreign entities. This report discusses: (1) the extent to which selected agencies have information on the post-gov¿t. employment activities of former senior federal employees who represent foreign principals; and (2) the challenges the agencies face in enforcing these requirements. Includes recommendation. Charts and tables.