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H.R. 1168: World Health Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 18, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1168

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 18, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Gaetz) 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.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the World Health Act.

2.

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 of the People’s Republic of China in the World Health Organization 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 Members 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 the any action under this section.