Senate Simple Resolution 596
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Hong Kong national security law proposed by the Government of the People's Republic of China would violate the obligations of that government under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Hong Kong Basic Law and calling upon all free nations of the world to stand with the people of Hong Kong.
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Passed Senate on Jun 25, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 21, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 25, 2020
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
596
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
Passed
June 25, 2020
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.(text: 05/21/2020 CR S2606-2607)
Summary

This resolution designates the Hong Kong national security law proposed by China as a violation of China's international obligations. The resolution calls on the United States to use all diplomatic means available to dissuade China from passing the law and rally free nations to stand with the people of Hong Kong.

Text (2)
June 25, 2020
Actions (6)
06/25/2020
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: 05/21/2020 CR S2606-2607)
06/25/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.(text: 05/21/2020 CR S2606-2607)
06/25/2020
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3285-3289)
06/25/2020
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S3285-3289)
05/21/2020
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
05/21/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 22, 2020 4:27:18 AM
Updated
Jul 2, 2020 5:43:35 AM