H.R. 772: To promote peaceful and collaborative resolution of the South China Sea dispute.

Introduced:
Feb 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
6% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Eni Faleomavaega
Delegate for American Samoa At Large
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 15, 2013
Length
10 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

23% chance of getting past committee.
6% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
12 cosponsors (7D, 5R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

House Foreign Affairs

Asia and the Pacific

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/15/2013--Introduced.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of State should:
(1) reaffirm U.S. support for the peaceful resolution of maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, the East China Sea, and the Yellow Sea;
(2) condemn the use of threats or force by naval, maritime security, and fishing vessels from China in the South China Sea and the East China Sea as well as the use of force by North Korea in the Yellow Sea;
(3) welcome the diplomatic efforts to resolve these disputes by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the U.S. allies and partners in Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and India; and
(4) support U.S. Armed Forces operations in support of freedom of navigation rights in international waters and air space in the South China Sea, the East China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, and the Yellow Sea.
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress regarding peaceful measures to resolve the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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