S.Res.201 - A resolution expressing the regret of the Senate for the passage of discriminatory laws against the Chinese in America, including the Chinese Exclusion Act.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Brown, Scott P. [R-MA] (Introduced 05/26/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/06/2011 Resolution agreed to in Senate with amendments and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S6353-6354) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.201 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (10/06/2011)
States that the Senate: (1) acknowledges that the framework of anti-Chinese legislation, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, is incompatible with the basic founding principles of equality recognized in the Declaration of Independence; (2) regrets passing six decades of legislation targeting the Chinese people for physical and political exclusion; and (3) reaffirms its commitment to preserving the same civil rights and constitutional protections for people of Chinese or other Asian descent in the United States accorded to all others.
States that nothing in this resolution may be construed to authorize or support, or serve as a settlement of, any claim against the United States.