US SB249 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 12-7)
Status: Introduced on January 29 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-05-22 - Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

A bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes. This bill directs the Department of State to include additional information in its annual reports concerning Taiwan's participation at the World Health Organization's World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer. The report shall describe changes and improvements to the State Department's plan to support Taiwan's observer status at the WHA, following any meetings at which Taiwan did not participate under such status. (China has opposed Taiwan's participation, based on its position that Taiwan is part of China and not a separate country.)

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Title

A bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-05-22SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2019-01-29SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Same As/Similar To

HB237 (Related) 2019-03-14 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation.
HB353 (Same As) 2019-01-23 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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