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S. 619: COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023

A bill to require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Joshua “Josh” Hawley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Missouri. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2023
Length: 2 pages
Mar 1, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 20, 2023

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 20, 2023.


4 Cosponsors (4 Republicans)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 1346: COVID–19 Origin Act of 2023

Introduced on Mar 3, 2023. 100% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 1, 2023

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

Mar 1, 2023
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Mar 3, 2023
Text Published

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

Mar 10, 2023
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Mar 20, 2023
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 619 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 S. 619. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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