To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Liu Xiaobo, and collectively to all advocates of democracy and human rights in China, in recognition of their extraordinary advocacy for liberty and human rights despite repression and their impact on world peace and global understanding of China, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 4, 2017
Length: 8 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on October 4, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith nominated Chinese political prisoner for Nobel Peace Prize</span>Smith Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Commemorate Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo”
— Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Oct 5, 2017
Oct 4, 2017
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H.R. 3960 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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