Senate Simple Resolution 406
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution recognizing that for 50 years, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its ten members, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, have worked with the United States toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia, and expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States will continue to remain a strong, reliable, and active partner in the ASEAN region.
Passed Senate on Jan 1, 2021
Nov 5, 2019
Latest Action
Jan 1, 2021
Origin Chamber
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
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Sponsorship by Party
New Jersey
Senate Votes (1)
January 1, 2021
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 with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S8009-8010)

This resolution

  • reaffirms support for elevated collaboration between the United States and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), particularly in terms of economic cooperation and human rights;
  • urges ASEAN to foster multilateral relations with non-ASEAN partners;
  • expresses support for ASEAN nations in addressing maritime and territorial disputes, as well as corruption in the public and private sectors;
  • calls on ASEAN nations to ensure human rights, a protected marine environment, and safe access to international waterways in the Asia-Pacific;
  • urges ASEAN nations to uphold international agreements with respect to North Korea's missile programs; and
  • expresses support for the Lower Mekong Initiative, a partnership between the United States, Cambodia, Laos, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, and Vietnam to promote sustainability and economic development in the region.
Text (3)
January 1, 2021
June 3, 2020
November 5, 2019
Amendments (1)
Jan 01, 2021
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 2735
To make a technical correction to the preamble.
Agreed To
Actions (10)
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S8009-8010)
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S8009-8010)
The committee amendment to the preamble as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (CR S8010)
The committee substitute agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8009-8011)
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 466.
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Risch with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S6394-6396)
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Nov 6, 2019 5:42:34 AM
Record Updated
Mar 10, 2022 5:10:35 PM