House Bill 4821
117th Congress(2021-2022)
To hold accountable senior officials of the Government of the People's Republic of China who are responsible for or have directly carried out, at any time, persecution of Christians or other religious minorities in China, and for other purposes.
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Passed House on Sep 29, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 29, 2021
Latest Action
Oct 11, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
4821
Congress
117
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed on September 29, 2022
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 10 of H. Res. 1396, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1638, as amended; H.R. 3304, as amended; H.R. 4081, as amended; H.R. 4821, as amended; H.R. 6889, as amended; H.R. 6967, as amended; H.R. 8163, as amended; H.R. 8510, as amended; H.R. 8681, as amended; H.R. 8875, as amended; H.R. 8956; S. 1198; and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 5641.
Summary

Combating the Persecution of Christians in China Act

This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should promote religious freedom in China and makes statements of policy related to such freedom. In particular, the bill states that it is U.S. policy to consider senior Chinese government officials who are responsible for the persecution of Christians in China to have committed (1) a gross violation of internationally recognized human rights for the purpose of imposing certain sanctions, and (2) a particularly severe violation of religious freedom for the purpose of determining whether such an individual is admissible into the United States.

Text (3)
October 11, 2022
September 29, 2022
July 29, 2021
Actions (15)
10/11/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
09/29/2022
Pursuant to section 10 of H. Res. 1396, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1638, as amended; H.R. 3304, as amended; H.R. 4081, as amended; H.R. 4821, as amended; H.R. 6889, as amended; H.R. 6967, as amended; H.R. 8163, as amended; H.R. 8510, as amended; H.R. 8681, as amended; H.R. 8875, as amended; H.R. 8956; S. 1198; and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 5641.
09/29/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 10 of H. Res. 1396, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1638, as amended; H.R. 3304, as amended; H.R. 4081, as amended; H.R. 4821, as amended; H.R. 6889, as amended; H.R. 6967, as amended; H.R. 8163, as amended; H.R. 8510, as amended; H.R. 8681, as amended; H.R. 8875, as amended; H.R. 8956; S. 1198; and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 5641.
09/29/2022
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1396, proceedings on H.R. 4821 are considered vacated.
09/29/2022
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
09/28/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
09/28/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4821.
09/28/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8200-8203; text: CR H8200-8201)
09/28/2022
Mr. Castro (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
02/09/2022
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
02/09/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
02/08/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/29/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
07/29/2021
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/29/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Dec 30, 2022 11:02:33 AM