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S. 1591 (115th): Otto Warmbier Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act of 2017

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A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Chris Van Hollen Jr.

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017
Length: 116 pages
Jul 19, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 7, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Van Hollen, Toomey Announce Bipartisan Agreement on North Korea Sanctions Bill
    — Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Oct 31, 2017

Brown Announces Bipartisan Agreement on North Korea Sanctions Bill, Named in Honor of Otto Warmbier
    — Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 1, 2017

Casey Statement on North Korea
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 17, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates S. 1591 will add $1 million in new spending through 2022.


Jul 19, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 28, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 7, 2017
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S. 1591 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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