Bill Sponsor
Senate Bill 619
118th Congress(2023-2024)
COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 118-2 on Mar 20, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 1, 2023
Latest Action
Mar 20, 2023
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
619
Congress
118
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Republican
Missouri
Republican
Florida
Republican
Indiana
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
checkPassed on March 1, 2023
Status
Passed
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S612; text: CR S612)
Summary

COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023

This bill requires the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to declassify all information relating to potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of COVID-19. The ODNI must submit to Congress an unclassified report with all such information with redactions only as necessary to protect sources and methods.

Actions (18)
03/20/2023
Became Public Law No: 118-2.
03/20/2023
Signed by President.
03/16/2023
Presented to President.
03/10/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/10/2023
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 419 - 0 (Roll no. 143).
03/10/2023
Passed/agreed to in House On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 419 - 0 (Roll no. 143). (text: CR H1255)
03/10/2023
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
03/10/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 619.
03/10/2023
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 140, H.J. Res. 27 and S. 619. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 140, under a structured rule. The resolution provides for consideration of H.J.Res. 27 and S. 619, under closed rules. General debate is limited to one hour of debate on all measures.
03/10/2023
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 199.
03/08/2023
Rule H. Res. 199 passed House.
03/07/2023
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 199 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 140, H.J. Res. 27 and S. 619. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 140, under a structured rule. The resolution provides for consideration of H.J.Res. 27 and S. 619, under closed rules. General debate is limited to one hour of debate on all measures.
03/03/2023
Held at the desk.
03/03/2023
Received in the House.
03/02/2023
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
03/01/2023
Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S612; text: CR S612)
03/01/2023
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S612; text: CR S612)
03/01/2023
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Updated
Mar 18, 2024 8:28:28 PM