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S. 2129: Otto Warmbier Countering North Korean Censorship and Surveillance Act of 2021

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A bill to promote freedom of information and counter censorship and surveillance in North Korea, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Robert “Rob” Portman

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Ohio. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 16, 2022
Length: 18 pages
Introduced
Jun 17, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on Jun 16, 2022

This bill passed in the Senate on June 16, 2022 and goes to the House next for consideration.

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

Cosponsors

5 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

Prognosis
45% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Portman Hails Unanimous Senate Passage of Otto Warmbier North Korea Censorship and Surveillance Act
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Sponsor) on Jun 17, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 2129 will add $48 million in new spending through 2031.

History

Jun 17, 2021
 
Introduced

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Oct 19, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 16, 2022
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2129 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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