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H.Res. 917 (116th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should withhold the contribution of Federal funds to the World Health Organization until Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus resigns and an international commission to investigate the World Health Organization is established.

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Has the international group’s response been too inept to merit American funding?


The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded in 1948 as a United Nations agency, tasked with coordinating international health efforts and disease prevention.

During WHO’s most recent two-year budget cycle, the U.S. pledged to contribute $893 million, by far the largest such national pledge when combining both mandatory assessed dues plus voluntary contributions. The next closest nation is the U.K. with $435 million.

Looking specifically at the mandatory dues paid, not counting voluntary contributions, the U.S. is *still *the largest contributor, with $237 million in mandatory dues assessed during the most recent two-year budget cycle. (Although the U.S. is currently running behind on the amount it’s supposed to pay.) The next closest nation by that …

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Guy Reschenthaler

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 7, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Apr 7, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on April 7, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


53 Cosponsors (53 Republicans)



Apr 7, 2020

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H.Res. 917 (116th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 917. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This simple resolution 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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