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H.R. 1771: Divided Families Reunification Act

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To require consultations on reuniting Korean Americans with family members in North Korea.

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Sponsor and status

Grace Meng

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Mar 14, 2019

Ordered Reported on Oct 30, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 30, 2019.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Meng Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Divided Families Reunification Act Out Of Key House Committee
    — Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6] (Sponsor) on Oct 30, 2019

Reps. Gomez & Woodall: Korean American Day Let's skip the politics. Congress needs to take these actions
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 13, 2020

Rep. Cisneros Cosponsors Legislation Calling for a Formal End of the Korean War
    — Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39] (Co-sponsor) on May 16, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates new spending due to H.R. 1771 will be negligible.


Mar 14, 2019

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

Oct 30, 2019
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.

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H.R. 1771 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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