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H.R. 6945 (116th): To prohibit all United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization until such time as the membership in the World Health Organization of the People’s Republic of China is terminated and the Republic of China (Taiwan) is afforded full rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a Member State in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of May 19, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6945

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 19, 2020

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit all United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization until such time as the membership in the World Health Organization of the People’s Republic of China is terminated and the Republic of China (Taiwan) is afforded full rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a Member State in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.

1.

Membership of Taiwan in the World Health Organization

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the United States shall withhold all assessed and voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization until such time as the membership in the World Health Organization of the People’s Republic of China is terminated and the Republic of China (Taiwan) is afforded full rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a Member State in the World Health Organization.

(b)

Presidential action

The President is authorized to take any appropriate action to carry out subsection (a).

(c)

Actions at the World Health Organization

The President shall direct the United States representative to the World Health Organization to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States at the World Health Organization to encourage Member States of the World Health Organization to take actions identical or similar to the action described in subsection (a).

(d)

No effect on the United States in the World Health Organization

United States membership in the World Health Organization shall not be affected in any way by any action under this section.