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H.R. 6524 (116th): Compensation for the Victims of State Misrepresentations to the World Health Organization Act of 2020

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To provide justice for victims of State misrepresentation to the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Apr 17, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 17, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


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What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Trentonian news article</span>'U.S. Rep. Chris Smith continues longstanding criticism of China as Beijing threatens retaliation'
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on May 30, 2020

Smith/Wright Bill Would Allow Lawsuits Against China for Its Deliberate Mishandling of COVID-19
    — Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6, 2019-2021] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 20, 2020

Chinese government threatens Chris Smith
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on May 16, 2020

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Apr 17, 2020

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H.R. 6524 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6524. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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