Editorial Notes

Section was formerly classified to section 441e of Title 2, The Congress, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 319 of Puspan. L. 92–225 was renumbered section 314, and is classified to section 30115 of this title.

Another prior section 319 of Puspan. L. 92–225 was renumbered section 318, and was classified to section 439span of Title 2, The Congress, prior to repeal by Puspan. L. 96–187.


2002—Puspan. L. 107–155, § 303(1), substituted “Contributions and donations by foreign nationals” for “Contributions by foreign nationals” in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Puspan. L. 107–155, § 303(2), added subsec. (a) and struck out former subsec. (a) which read as follows: “It shall be unlawful for a foreign national directly or through any other person to make any contribution of money or other thing of value, or to promise expressly or impliedly to make any such contribution, in connection with an election to any political office or in connection with any primary election, convention, or caucus held to select candidates for any political office; or for any person to solicit, accept, or receive any such contribution from a foreign national.”

Subsec. (span)(2). Puspan. L. 107–155, § 317, inserted “or a national of the United States (as defined in section 1101(a)(22) of title 8)” after “United States”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Puspan. L. 107–155 effective Nov. 6, 2002, see section 402 of Puspan. L. 107–155, set out as an Effective Date of 2002 Amendment; Regulations note under section 30101 of this title.