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H.R.1151: To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Edward Royce, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 86 (26 Democrats, 60 Republicans)
Introduced March 14, 2013
Latest Major Action July 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)

Directs the Secretary of State to: (1) develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the next triennial International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly to be held in September 2013 in Montreal, Canada; and (2) instruct the U.S. Mission to the ICAO to officially request observer status for Taiwan at the Assembly and other related meetings, activities, and mechanisms, and urge ICAO member states to support Taiwan observer status and participation in the ICAO.

Directs the Secretary to report to Congress, in unclassified form, describing the U.S. strategy to endorse and obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial ICAO Assembly and at any subsequent ICAO Assemblies and other related meetings.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 12, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-17.
July 12, 2013 Signed by President.
July 2, 2013 Presented to President.
June 28, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 27, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5509)
June 19, 2013 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 90.
June 18, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 18, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 - 0 (Roll no. 250). (text: CR H3706)

June 18, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3720-3721)
June 18, 2013 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.
June 18, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1151.
June 18, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3705-3708)
June 18, 2013 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
March 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.