NOTE: THIS IS A SIMPLE RESOLUTION. SIMPLE RESOLUTIONS ARE USUALLY USED TO EXPRESS A SENSE OR POSITION OF ONE CHAMBER. SIMPLE RESOLUTIONS DO NOT ADVANCE TO THE OTHER CHAMBER, ARE NOT PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT, AND DO NOT CARRY THE WEIGHT OF LAW.
Vote to adopt a resolution urging the President to support a resolution on the human rights situation in China at next session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
Recognizes the serious human rights violations in China including, but not limited to, forced abortion and sterilization, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrest and detention, and the use of torture.
Acknowledges that human rights violations have been prominent in minority areas, including Tibet and Xinjiang.
Insists that the President and Secretary of State press for passage of a resolution on China's human rights violations at the 54th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
Urges all member countries of the Commission to support such a resolution.
NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.