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H.R. 3645: Beijing Winter Olympics Sponsor Accountability Act

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As the Summer Olympics in Japan wrap up, many turn a critical eye towards the host of the next Games: China.


February 2022’s Winter Olympics were awarded to Beijing back in 2015. In more recent years, particularly since 2020, that decision has come under increasing scrutiny.

Major criticisms of China in recent years have centered on the country’s refusal to let health inspectors and investigators into Wuhan where the COVID-19 pandemic began, crackdown on democratic freedoms, and treatment of the Uyghur ethnic minority including internment camps, which the Biden administration officially declared a genocide in May.

In March, GovTrack Insider covered a nonbinding congressional resolution urging the U.S. to officially boycott those upcoming Games. The reason it would be nonbinding is because that decision isn’t Congress’s to …

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Michael Waltz

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 28, 2021
Length: 5 pages
May 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on May 28, 2021

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6 Cosponsors (4 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

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


May 28, 2021

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