S.RES.412: A resolution 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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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 7 (3 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced April 7, 2014
Latest Major Action July 10, 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; (3) commends Japan and the Republic of Korea for their restraint; and (4) calls on China to withdraw its Hai Yang Shi You (HD-981) drilling rig and associated maritime forces from their current positions, refrain from maritime maneuvers contrary to the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, and return to the status quo as it existed before May 1, 2014.

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 ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 10, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate with amendments and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S4440-4442)
July 10, 2014 The committee reported amendment to the preamble was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (text as reported in Senate: CR S4436-4438)
July 10, 2014 The committee reported amendments were agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
July 10, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4436-4442)
May 20, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 380.
May 20, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with amendments and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
May 20, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
April 7, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2198-2199)