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H.R. 6986: Protecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act

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To encourage the protection and promotion of internationally recognized human rights during the novel coronavirus pandemic, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

James “Jim” McGovern

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2020
Length: 19 pages
Introduced
May 22, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Oct 1, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 1, 2020.

Prognosis
16% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

House Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Human Rights During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    — Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] (Sponsor) on Jun 8, 2020

House Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Human Rights During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 8, 2020

House Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Human Rights During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    — Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 8, 2020

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History

May 22, 2020
 
Introduced

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Oct 1, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 6986 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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