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S. 417 (115th): Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2017

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A bill to reinstate reporting requirements related to United States-Hong Kong relations.

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Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017
Length: 32 pages
Feb 16, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rubio, Smith Release China Commission's 2017 Report, Announce New Initiatives on Hong Kong, Liu Xiaobo
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Oct 6, 2017

Alexander: House Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Cut in Half Maintenance Backlog at 417 National Park Sites
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] on Sep 13, 2018

China Commission Releases 2017 Annual Report
    — Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018] on Oct 6, 2017

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Feb 16, 2017

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

S. 417 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 417. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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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