Text: H.R.6945 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/19/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6945


To prohibit all United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization until such time as the membership in the World Health Organization of the People’s Republic of China is terminated and the Republic of China (Taiwan) is afforded full rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a Member State in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 19, 2020

Mr. Perry introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


A BILL

To prohibit all United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization until such time as the membership in the World Health Organization of the People’s Republic of China is terminated and the Republic of China (Taiwan) is afforded full rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a Member State in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Membership of Taiwan in the World Health Organization.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the United States shall withhold all assessed and voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization until such time as the membership in the World Health Organization of the People’s Republic of China is terminated and the Republic of China (Taiwan) is afforded full rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a Member State in the World Health Organization.

(b) Presidential action.—The President is authorized to take any appropriate action to carry out subsection (a).

(c) Actions at the World Health Organization.—The President shall direct the United States representative to the World Health Organization to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States at the World Health Organization to encourage Member States of the World Health Organization to take actions identical or similar to the action described in subsection (a).

(d) No effect on the United States in the World Health Organization.—United States membership in the World Health Organization shall not be affected in any way by any action under this section.


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