Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2023 (H.R.1154/S.761)
The Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2023 (H.R.1154) was passed in the House on March 27, 2023 by a near-unanimous bipartisan vote of 413-2. It was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and co-sponsored by Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and William Keating (D-MA).
The companion bill in the Senate (S.761) was introduced on March 9, 2023 by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), with lead cosponsor Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) and 13 other original cosponsors.
The Smith-McCaul-Keating bill would:
- Require reports on forced organ harvesting and trafficking in persons for purposes of the removal of organs in foreign countries;
- Impose sanctions for funding, sponsoring or otherwise facilitating forced organ harvesting or trafficking in persons for purposes of the removal of organs; and
- Block and prohibit all transactions in property and interests in property and makes that person inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to receive a visa.
UHRP welcomed House Foreign Affairs Committee passage of bill here: UHRP Welcomes House Bill to Combat Forced Organ Harvesting