Senate Simple Resolution 221
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre and condemning the intensifying repression and human rights violations by the Chinese Communist Party and the use of surveillance by Chinese authorities, and for other purposes.
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Passed Senate on Jun 5, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 23, 2019
Latest Action
Jun 5, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
221
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Colorado
Massachusetts
Missouri
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Passed
June 5, 2019
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR 05/23/2019 S3114-3116)
Summary

This resolution expresses sympathy for the family and friends of the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre and condemns the use of violence against those who speak out against the Chinese Communist Party. The resolution also calls on the Chinese government to cease its current repression of the Chinese people. It calls on the international community to address the Chinese government's continued persecution and mass surveillance of its citizens.

Text (2)
June 5, 2019
Actions (6)
06/05/2019
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR 05/23/2019 S3114-3116)
06/05/2019
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR 05/23/2019 S3114-3116)
06/05/2019
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3268)
06/05/2019
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S3268)
05/23/2019
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
05/23/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 24, 2019 5:27:12 AM
Updated
Nov 15, 2019 9:56:30 PM