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H.R. 3960 (115th): Preserving Liu Xiaobo Legacy of Freedom & Gold Medal Act

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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.

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Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 4, 2017
Length: 8 pages
Oct 4, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 4, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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Statement by China Commission Chairs on Anniversary of Liu Xiaobos Death & Welcoming the Release of Liu Xia
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jul 12, 2018

<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

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Oct 4, 2017

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H.R. 3960 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3960. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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