July 14, 2005(Key vote)
Title: East Asia Security Act of 2005
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that requires the President to report all information to Congress relative to any foreign individual or country who transfers arms or related technology to the People's Republic of China.
Grants the President the ability to place sanctions on any individual or country that violates the arms embargo (Sec. 7).
Specifies sanctions which may be imposed, including denial of participation in cooperative research and development, prohibition of ownership and control of any business registered as a manufacturer or exporter of defense articles or services, removal of all licenses relative to dual-use goods or technology, and prohibition of participation of any foreign military sales (Sec. 7).
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.