H.CON.RES.117: Concerning writer, political philosopher, human rights advocate, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Wei Jingsheng.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about law
  • Introduced Dec. 5, 1995
  • Latest Major Action Dec. 13, 1995

Bill Summary

Urges: (1) the immediate and unconditional release of Wei Jingsheng; and (2) if he is not immediately released, that he be afforded all internationally recognized human rights and that his trial be open to the domestic and foreign press, diplomatic observers, and international human rights monitors; and (3) the State Department to make his release and the protection of his rights a particularly important objective in relations with the...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules (Amended), by Voice Vote.
Mr. Gilman moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 409 - 0 (Roll No. 848).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Dec. 5, 1995

Introduced in the House by Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)

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