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H.Res. 543: Stand with Hong Kong Resolution

Recognizing Hong Kong's bilateral relationship with the United States, condemning the interference of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong's affairs, and supporting the people of Hong Kong's right to protest.

Sponsor and status

Brad Sherman

Sponsor. Representative for California's 30th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 15, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Aug 30, 2019
116th Congress, 2019–2021

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Oct 15, 2019

This simple resolution was agreed to on October 15, 2019. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Sherman - Wagner Introduce Resolution Recognizing the Aspirations of the Residents of Hong Kong
    — Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30] (Sponsor) on Sep 6, 2019

Rep. Tipton: U.S. Unequivocally Supports Hong Kong Protesters
    — Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3] on Oct 15, 2019

Legislative Update: Multiple Legislation Cosponsored by Bacon Passes VA Committee and the House of Representatives
    — Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2] on Oct 22, 2019

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Aug 30, 2019

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Sep 25, 2019
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 15, 2019
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.Res. 543 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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