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H.R. 1592: Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2021

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To combat forced organ harvesting and trafficking in persons for purposes of the removal of organs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2021
Length: 17 pages
Mar 3, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 3, 2021

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35 Cosponsors (32 Republicans, 3 Democrats)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Monitor article on Cong. Smith's hearing on Chinese gov't </span>'Smith calls organ harvesting in China 'a horror story' at hearing on Hill'
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jun 10, 2022

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Catholic News Service article</span>'Smith calls organ harvesting in China a horror story at hearing on Hill'
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on May 17, 2022

Smith calls for immediate concerted effort to stop the Chinese Communist Partys forced harvesting of organs from living prisoners
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on May 12, 2022

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Mar 3, 2021

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