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S.579: A bill 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 Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 22 (8 Democrats, 14 Republicans)
Introduced March 14, 2013
Latest Major Action April 3, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported 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
April 3, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-458.
June 20, 2013 Held at the desk.
June 20, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 20, 2013 Received in the House.
June 19, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4716-4717; text as passed Senate: CR S4716-4717)
June 13, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 86.
June 13, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment. With written report No. 113-42.
May 14, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
March 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.