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H.R. 1145: 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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To paraphrase the Baha Men: “WHO let Taiwan out. WHO WHO WHO WHO.”

The WHO

Counting 194 countries as official members, the World Health Organization (the WHO) is the globe’s primary international body coordinating treatment, prevention, and cures for diseases.

Though remaining an official member of the WHO, China has had a testy relationship with the organization, including refusing to let WHO investigators into Wuhan where the COVID-19 pandemic originated. President Donald Trump announced a U.S. withdrawal from WHO in May 2020, which took effect that July, largely on the basis of accusations that the organization was complicit in helping China “cover up” the virus in its early weeks and months. The U.S. had been the WHO’s largest donor.

The U.S. rejoined the WHO on President Joe Biden’s second …

Sponsor and status

Young Kim

Sponsor. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Feb 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

This bill was enacted as:

S. 812: A bill 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.
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 13, 2022. (compare text)
Cosponsors

128 Cosponsors (75 Republicans, 53 Democrats)

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Full House Foreign Affairs Committee passes Smith bill to prevent mass starvation</span>H.R. 1079 Desert Locust Control Act
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 25, 2021

Washington Review, March 29, 2021
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 29, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 1145 will be negligible.

History

Feb 18, 2021
 
Introduced

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Mar 25, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

H.R. 1145 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1145. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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