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H.R. 4821: To hold accountable senior officials of the Government of the People’s Republic of China who are responsible for or have directly carried out, at any time, persecution of Christians or other religious minorities in China, and for other purposes.

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To hold accountable senior officials of the Government of the People's Republic of China who are responsible for, complicit in, or have directly persecuted Christians in China, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Vicky Hartzler

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2022
Length: 9 pages
Jul 29, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 29, 2022

This bill passed in the House on September 29, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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


39 Cosponsors (39 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Standing Up to China
    — Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4] (Sponsor) on Jul 29, 2022

the daily leader: thursday, september 29, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 28, 2022

the daily leader: wednesday, september 28, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 27, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 4821 will be negligible.


Jul 29, 2021

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Feb 8, 2022
Considered by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Feb 9, 2022
Ordered Reported

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Sep 23, 2022
On House Schedule

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Sep 23, 2022
Text Published

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Sep 29, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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