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H.R. 826: Divided Families Reunification Act

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To require consultations on reuniting Korean Americans with family members in North Korea.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Grace Meng

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2021
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Feb 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 19, 2021

This bill passed in the House on July 19, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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

Cosponsors

27 Cosponsors (22 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

Prognosis
76% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Meng Legislation to Reunify Korean Americans with Family Members in North Korea
    — Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6] (Sponsor) on Jul 19, 2021

the daily leader: monday, july 19, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 18, 2021

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - July 23, 2021
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Jul 26, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 826 will be negligible.

History

Feb 4, 2021
 
Introduced

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

Apr 21, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 16, 2021
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Jul 19, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 826 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 826. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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