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H.R. 353: To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.

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Ted Yoho

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Jan 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 22, 2019

This bill passed in the House on January 22, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Taiwan at WHO table benefits all
    — Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3] (Sponsor) on Feb 1, 2020

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - January 25, 2019
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Jan 28, 2019

Washington Review, January 28, 2019
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] on Jan 28, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

American Citizens for Taiwan Taiwan's exclusion in the World Health Organization not only endangers its 23 million citizens, risks lives across Asia and beyond to the United States. The Chinese government's decision to put peoples lives behind their petty politics is shameful and must be ...


Jan 8, 2019

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Jan 22, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 353 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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