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S. 1169 (117th): Strategic Competition Act of 2021

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A bill to address issues involving the People's Republic of China.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Menendez

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 10, 2021
Length: 718 pages
Apr 15, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 21, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


6 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Barrasso Secures Key International Lending, Human Rights Provisions in Bipartisan China Legislation
    — Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY] on Apr 21, 2021

Robs Rundown: Week of April 18 April 23, 2021
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH, 2011-2022] on Apr 23, 2021

Portman, Murphy Amendment to Fight Global Propaganda and Disinformation Passes Foreign Relations Committee, Heads to the Senate Floor
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH, 2011-2022] on Apr 22, 2021

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Apr 15, 2021

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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.

S. 1169 (117th) was 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 S. 1169. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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