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H.RES.704: Reaffirming the strong support of the United States Government for freedom of navigation and other internationally lawful uses of sea and airspace in the Asia-Pacific region, and for the peaceful diplomatic resolution of outstanding territorial and maritime claims and disputes.

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Sponsor J. Randy Forbes, R-Va.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 31, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

States that the Senate: (1) condemns coercive actions or the use of force to impede freedom of operations in international airspace to alter the status quo or to destabilize the Asia-Pacific region, (2) urges China to refrain from implementing the declared East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone and to refrain from taking similar provocative actions elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, and (3) commends Japan and the Republic of Korea for their restraint.

Sets forth U.S. policy regarding: (1) supporting allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region; (2) opposing claims that impinge on the rights, freedoms, and lawful use of the sea; (3) managing disputes without intimidation or force; (4) supporting development of regional institutions to build cooperation and reinforce the role of international law; (5) assuring continuity of operations by the United States in the Asia-Pacific region; and (6) implementing a policy framework with Vietnam reflecting both human righ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 8, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
July 31, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.