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S. 1169: 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)

Ordered Reported on Apr 21, 2021

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 21, 2021.

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6 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

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

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] 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] on Apr 22, 2021

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Apr 15, 2021

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Apr 21, 2021
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S. 1169 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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