Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss to be focus in House hearing on foreign influence in elections

Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss, the giving of whom conservatives have increasingly scrutinized over concerns about foreign influence in U.S. elections, is set to be a key focus of a congressional hearing this week held by the GOP-led House Administration Committee.

Wyss, who routes his fortune through a Washington, D.C.-based private foundation with an affiliated advocacy and lobbying arm funding left-of-center causes, is under the spotlight as Republican lawmakers back proposals aiming to thwart what they say are “loopholes” allowing foreign nationals to exert influence over elections. The House Administration Committee, which oversees elections, will hold a hearing Thursday titled “American Confidence in Elections: Preventing Noncitizen Voting and Other Foreign Interference.”

The hearing will serve as a platform for Republicans to air their frustrations about, in their telling, a lack of current laws stopping foreign
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