S.RES.451: A resolution recalling the Government of China's forcible dispersion of those peaceably assembled in Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, in light of China's continued abysmal human rights record.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
Total Cosponsors 5 (1 Democrat, 4 Republicans)
Introduced May 15, 2014
Latest Major Action June 4, 2014
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Bill Summary

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

Expresses sympathy to the families of those killed, tortured, and imprisoned for their participation in the June 1989 democracy gathering in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, China.

Commends all peaceful advocates for democracy and human rights in China.

Condemns the ongoing human rights abuses by China.

Calls on China to: (1) release all prisoners of conscience, including persons still in prison for their participation in the 1989 pro-democracy gatherings; (2) allow those people exiled for their activities to return to live in freedom in China; and (3) cease the harassment, detention, and imprisonment of Chinese citizens exercising their freedoms of expression, association, and religion.

Calls upon the U.S. representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council to introduce a resolution calling for an examination of China's human r...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 4, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3430-3431)
May 20, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 383.
May 20, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.
May 20, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
May 15, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3079-3080)