All Information (Except Text) for S.2539 - Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 09/24/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/24/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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|09/24/2019||Introduced in Senate|
09/24/2019 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|09/24/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.|
Action By: Senate
09/24/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
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|Senate Foreign Relations||09/24/2019||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Air quality
- Atmospheric science and weather
- Climate change and greenhouse gases
- Congressional oversight
- Congressional tributes
- Cultural exchanges and relations
- Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
- Economic development
- Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
- Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
- Foreign aid and international relief
- Foreign language and bilingual programs
- Higher education
- Historical and cultural resources
- Hong Kong
- Human rights
- International exchange and broadcasting
- Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
- Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
- Student aid and college costs
- U.S. and foreign investments
- Water quality
- Water use and supply
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (09/24/2019)
Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019
This bill modifies and reauthorizes various programs and provisions related to Tibet and China.
The President shall provide grants to nongovernmental organizations for projects supporting Tibetan communities in Tibet in areas such as sustainable economic development, cultural preservation, and education.
The Department of State shall (1) seek to establish a U.S. consulate in Lhasa, Tibet; (2) establish a Tibet section in the U.S. embassy in Beijing; (3) make diplomatic efforts on issues such as water security in the region; and (4) encourage Nepal to provide legal documentation to certain Tibetan residents in Nepal. The State Department shall not authorize any additional Chinese consulates in the United States until the U.S. consulate in Lhasa is established.
The bill reauthorizes the Office of the U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues and expands the office's duties to include additional tasks, such as pursuing international coalitions to ensure that the next Dalai Lama is appointed solely by the Tibetan Buddhist faith community.
The bill also adds China-related topics to an existing annual report on international religious freedom.