Thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of Senate Bill 1884, which would enable Texas to penalize corrupt foreign actors who pose a threat to our state and our fellow Texans and put pressure on foreign countries to fight corruption and collusion.

My name is Melissa Ford Maldonado, and I am the policy director for Secure & Sovereign Texas, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The Foundation is grateful for your committee’s leadership and bipartisan efforts on fighting the corruption that has been spilling into Texas for far too long.