US HB1872 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 45-11)
Status: Engrossed on September 26 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-12-12 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018 (Sec. 4) This bill requires the Department of State to report to Congress annually regarding the level of access Chinese authorities granted U.S. diplomats, journalists, and tourists to Tibetan areas in China. Such assessment shall include: a comparison with the level of access granted to other areas of China, a comparison between the levels of access granted to Tibetan and non-Tibetan areas in relevant provinces, a comparison of the level of access in the reporting year and the previous year, and a description of the measures that impede the freedom to travel in Tibetan areas. (Sec. 5) No individual who is substantially involved in the formulation or execution of policies related to access for foreigners to Tibetan areas may enter the United States if: the requirement that foreigners must receive official permission to enter the Tibet Autonomous Region remains in effect, or has been replaced by a similar regulation that also requires foreigners to gain a level of permission to enter the Tibet Autonomous Region that is not required for other provinces; and travel restrictions on U.S. diplomats, officials, journalists, and citizens to Tibet Autonomous areas in Sichuan, Qinghai, Yunnan, and Gansu Provinces are greater than travel restrictions to other areas. The State Department shall report to Congress annually, identifying individuals who were blocked from U.S. entry during the preceding year and a list of Chinese officials who were substantially involved in the formulation or execution of policies to restrict the access of U.S. diplomats, journalists, and citizens to Tibetan areas.

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Title

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018

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History

DateChamberAction
2018-12-12SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2018-12-11SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S7453)
2018-11-29SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 701.
2018-11-29SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker without amendment. Without written report.
2018-11-28SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
2018-09-26SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
2018-09-25HouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2018-09-25HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2018-09-25HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8849-8850)
2018-09-25HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1872.
2018-09-25HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8849-8853)
2018-09-25HouseMr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2018-07-25HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2018-07-25HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2017-05-18HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
2017-05-02HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3005-3006)
2017-05-01HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
2017-04-04HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-04-04HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-04-04HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-04-04HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB821 (Same As) 2017-04-04 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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