Korea

Additional Information on the Federal Legislative Agenda, 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Korea

Peace Treaty to End the Korean War – YES

H.Res.152 was introduced to the House by Representative Khanna of California. This resolution is a call for a formal end to the Korean War while also advocating for ongoing diplomacy. Here is Rep. Khanna’s press release on the issue. 

Family Reunification – YES

Representative Meng of New York introduced H.R.1771 to the House in an effort to help reunite Korean families separated by the Korean division. This bill has one Massachuestts cosponsor, Representative McGovern. Here is Representative Woodall’s press release on the legislation. 

 

More information on formally ending the Korean War:

Why do we need a Korea peace treaty or agreement? And the answers to other Korea peace questions

North and South Korea Push to End Korean War, but U.S. Remains Wary” by Choe Sang-Hun

After 65 years of ‘armistice,’ it’s about time to end the Korean War” by Frank Aum and S. Nathan Park 

More information on family unifications can be found below:

Korean Families, Seperated for 6 Decades, Are Briefly Reunited” by Choe Sang-Hun 

Inter-Korean family reunions: why now, and what broader impact?” by Oliver Hotham 

Here is a link to regular updates on the legislative status and cosponsorship of these bills.