The US Congress has withdrawn RT America’s accreditation on Capitol Hill, citing the company’s “foreign agent” status. That’s hours after the State Department said the US Foreign Agents Registration Act “does not restrict an organization’s ability to operate.”
On Wednesday, RT America received a letter from the Congress, informing it of the decision, which was taken last week.
“The Executive Committee of the Congress Radio & Television Correspondents’ Galleries exercised its authority, as garnered by the rules of House of Senate, to withdraw the news credentials of the RT Network by unanimous vote on November 21, 2017,” the letter said.
RT America was notified that the move follows registration of its operating company as a foreign agent earlier in November.