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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 ...

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

Ordered Reported on Mar 25, 2021

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 25, 2021.

Cosponsors

119 Cosponsors (72 Republicans, 47 Democrats)

Prognosis
16% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 18, 2021
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 25, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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

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