S.Res. 356 (112th): A resolution expressing support for the people of Tibet.

Jan 30, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California
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Last Updated
Mar 29, 2012
6 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 609 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2012


This simple resolution was agreed to on March 29, 2012. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced Jan 30, 2012
Referred to Committee Jan 30, 2012
Reported by Committee Mar 27, 2012
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Mar 29, 2012

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12 cosponsors (8D, 3R, 1I) (show)

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3/29/2012--Passed Senate without amendment.
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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