MIT worked with White House to kill tougher foreign money disclosure rules
- January 29, 2024
Staff, The College Fix
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology worked to kill a proposal that would bring additional scrutiny to large foreign donations.
It found an ally in the White House, too, according to Just the News.
The revelation of MIT’s lobbying several years ago came via recently obtained public records
Just the News reported:
Federal watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust obtained communications between MIT’s David Goldston, a Capitol Hill veteran who served as House Science Committee chief of staff 20 years ago, and Office of Science and Technology Policy leaders from 2021 through a Freedom of Information Act request, and shared them with Just the News.
The emails show them strategizing over several months to remove a provision from the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act that would task the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), an interagency group led by the Treasury Department, with reviewing foreign gifts to and contracts with universities of $1 million and up for national security threats.