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Trump Administration Reviewing Foreign Money Going To Texas A&M And Georgetown

Texas A&M received notification Thursday that the U.S. department of education is opening an investigation about gifts and contracts the university has received from foreign countries.

An A&M spokesperson told WTAW News the university is reviewing the document and are fully cooperating with the inquiry.

The Associated Press reports A&M and Georgetown are accused of failing to report gifts and contracts tied to their branch campuses in Qatar.

The AP is also reporting federal investigators are demanding years of records related to funding from sources in China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

According to the AP, federal law requires colleges to report gifts or contracts with any foreign source amounting to $250,000 or more in a year.

From the Associated Press

The U.S. Education Department is opening investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as the Trump administration increases its scrutiny of international money flowing to American colleges.

Letters sent to the schools Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press accuse the schools of failing to report gifts and contracts tied to their branch campuses in Qatar. Investigators also are demanding years of records related to funding from sources in China, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Officials at Georgetown and Texas A&M haven’t immediately responded to requests for comment.

Federal law requires colleges to report gifts or contracts with any foreign source amounting to $250,000 or more in a year. Some lawmakers say the Education Department has done too little to enforce the rule.

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Posted by on Jun 13 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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