US HB1771 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 37-5)
Status: Introduced on March 14 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-10-30 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Divided Families Reunification Act This bill directs the Department of State to consult with South Korea on potential opportunities to reunite Korean Americans with family in North Korea. The State Department's Special Envoy on North Korean Human Rights Issues shall periodically consult with representatives of Korean Americans with family in North Korea on reunification efforts. The State Department shall periodically report to Congress on the progress of such consultations. The special envoy shall report to Congress on the possible use of video reunions between Korean Americans and their family in North Korea.

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Divided Families Reunification Act



2019-10-30HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
2019-10-30HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-04-02HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation.
2019-03-14HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
2019-03-14HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E307)
2019-03-14HouseIntroduced in House


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