H. RES. 1169
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 9, 2022
Mr. Smith of Nebraska submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
Requesting the President to transmit certain information to the House of Representatives relating to the proposed waiver of intellectual property commitments under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.
That the President is requested to transmit to the House of Representatives, not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution, copies of all documents, memoranda, advisory legal opinions, notes from meetings, audio recordings, records (including telephone and electronic mail records), correspondence, or other communications, or any portion of any such communications, to the extent that any such one or more items are within the possession of the President, that demonstrate—
the proposed waiver of intellectual property commitments under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (in this resolution referred to as
TRIPS waiver) will increase global supply and delivery of COVID–19 vaccines;
the proposed TRIPS waiver will accelerate the end of the COVID–19 pandemic; or
the People’s Republic of China will not obtain access to patents or other intellectual property related to COVID–19 vaccines even if expressly excluded from the proposed TRIPS waiver.