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Senate Bill 138
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act
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Passed House on Jun 12, 2024
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 30, 2023
Latest Action
Jul 8, 2024
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
138
Congress
118
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Oregon
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California
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Delaware
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Indiana
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Indiana
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Maryland
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Minnesota
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Pennsylvania
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Virginia
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
checkPassed on May 23, 2024
Status
Passed
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3898-3899; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3898)
Summary

Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act

This bill addresses issues relating to Tibet, including by establishing a statutory definition of Tibet that includes areas in Chinese provinces outside the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR).

For the purposes of U.S. policies and activities relating to Tibet, this bill defines Tibet to include the TAR and the Tibetan areas of the Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan provinces. (Generally, when China's government refers to Tibet, it means only the TAR, while Tibetan exile groups consider historical Tibet to include the TAR as well as areas in the provinces included in this bill's definition. China's government formally established the TAR in 1965.)

Furthermore, the objectives of the Office of the U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues shall include working to ensure that U.S. government statements and documents counter disinformation about Tibet by China's government and the Chinese Communist Party, including disinformation about Tibet's history and institutions. The bill also authorizes the office to take other actions to counter such disinformation.

This bill also states that it is U.S. policy that the conflict between Tibet and China is unresolved and that Tibet's legal status remains to be determined in accordance with international law.

Text (4)
Actions (19)
07/08/2024
Presented to President.
06/12/2024
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/12/2024
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 - 26 (Roll no. 252). (text: 6/11/2024 CR H3701-3702)
06/12/2024
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 - 26 (Roll no. 252). (text: 6/11/2024 CR H3701-3702)
06/12/2024
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3738-3739)
06/11/2024
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
06/11/2024
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 138.
06/11/2024
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3701-3704)
06/11/2024
Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/31/2024
Held at the desk.
05/31/2024
Received in the House.
05/30/2024
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/23/2024
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3898-3899; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3898)
05/23/2024
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3898-3899; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3898)
05/07/2024
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 367.
05/07/2024
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Cardin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
04/16/2024
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
01/30/2023
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
01/30/2023
Introduced in Senate
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