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H.R.4851: Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Jim McGovern, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 16 (12 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced June 12, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretary of State to submit an annual, publicly-available report to Congress containing: (1) an assessment of the level of access Chinese authorities granted U.S. diplomats, journalists, and tourists to Tibetan areas in China; (2) a list of the persons in senior leadership positions in Tibet Autonomous Region and other specified provinces, prefectures, and autonomous entities; and (3) a list of the persons in senior leadership positions at the national and regional levels as defined by this Act.

Makes certain listed persons ineligible for U.S entry under specified circumstances.

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) reciprocity forms the basis of diplomatic law and the practice of mutual exchanges between countries; (2) consular access should be given on a reciprocal basis; and (3) the Secretary, when granting Chinese diplomats access to parts of the United States, should take into account the extent to which...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 8, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
June 12, 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
June 12, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary