H.Res. 609 (112th): Expressing support for the people of Tibet.

Mar 29, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
James Sensenbrenner Jr.
Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated
Mar 29, 2012
6 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 356 (identical)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 29, 2012


This resolution was introduced on March 29, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 29, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 29, 2012

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20 cosponsors (17D, 3R) (show)

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Asia and the Pacific

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Mourns the death of Tibetans who have self-immolated and deplores the repressive policies targeting Tibetans.
Calls on China to: (1) suspend implementation of religious control regulations and resume a dialogue with Tibetan Buddhist leaders, including the Dalai Lama or his representatives; and (2) release all persons who have been arbitrarily detained and allow access by journalists, foreign diplomats, and international organizations to Tibet.
Commends the Dalai Lama for his decision to devolve his political power in favor of a democratic system.
Congratulates Tibetans living in exile for holding, on March 20, 2011, a free election that met international electoral standards.
Reaffirms the friendship between the United States and Tibet.
Calls on the Department of State to: (1) fully implement the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002, and (2) seek from China a full accounting of the forcible removal of monks from Kirti Monastery.

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