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Short Titles as Enacted

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2017

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To promote access for United States diplomats and other officials, journalists, and other citizens to Tibetan areas of the People's Republic of China, and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To promote access for United States officials, journalists, and other citizens to Tibetan areas of the People's Republic of China, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
12/19/2018Became Public Law No: 115-330. (TXT | PDF)
12/19/2018Signed by President.
12/13/2018Presented to President.
12/11/2018Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S7453)
11/29/2018Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker without amendment. Without written report.
09/25/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8849-8850)
04/04/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (23)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/19/2018Became Public Law No: 115-330. (TXT | PDF)
12/19/2018Signed by President.
12/13/2018HousePresented to President.
12/12/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/11/2018SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S7453)
11/29/2018SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 701.
11/29/2018SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker without amendment. Without written report.
11/28/2018SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
09/26/2018SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
09/25/2018-8:47pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
09/25/2018-8:47pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/25/2018-8:47pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8849-8850)
09/25/2018-8:19pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1872.
09/25/2018-8:19pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8849-8853)
09/25/2018-8:19pmHouseMr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/25/2018HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
07/25/2018HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/18/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
05/02/2017HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3005-3006)
05/01/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/04/2017HouseReferred 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.
04/04/2017HouseReferred 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.
04/04/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (55)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14]* 04/04/2017
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 04/04/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 04/04/2017
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 04/04/2017
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 04/12/2017
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 05/01/2017
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 05/01/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 05/01/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 05/01/2017
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 05/01/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 06/07/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 06/07/2017
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 06/07/2017
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 06/07/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 06/07/2017
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 06/07/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 06/07/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 06/07/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 07/13/2017
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 07/13/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 07/13/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 07/13/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 07/13/2017
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 07/13/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 07/13/2017
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 10/03/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 10/03/2017
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 10/03/2017
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 10/03/2017
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 12/01/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 12/01/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 03/26/2018
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 03/26/2018
Rep. Faso, John J. [R-NY-19] 04/13/2018
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 04/13/2018
Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] 06/12/2018
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 06/12/2018
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 06/12/2018
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 07/24/2018
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 07/24/2018
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 07/24/2018
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 07/24/2018

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/04/2017 Referred to
07/25/2018 Markup by
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security05/01/2017 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs04/04/2017 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific05/18/2017 Referred to
Senate Foreign Relations09/26/2018 Referred to
11/28/2018 Markup by
11/29/2018 Reported by

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Latest Summary (3)

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Public Law No: 115-330 (12/19/2018)

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018

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.

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.