Like Countable?

Install the App

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      House Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Asia and the Pacific
      House Committee on Armed Services
    IntroducedFebruary 15th, 2013

Bill Details

Official information provided by the Congressional Research Service. Learn more or make a suggestion.
The Congressional Research Service writes summaries for most legislation. These summaries are listed here. Countable will update some legislation with a revised summary, title or other key elements.

Suggest an update to this bill using our form.

Official Title

To promote peaceful and collaborative resolution of the South China Sea dispute.


Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of State should: (1) reaffirm U.S. support for the peaceful resolution of maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, the East China Sea, and the Yellow Sea; (2) condemn the use of threats or force by naval, maritime security, and fishing vessels from China in the South China Sea and the East China Sea as well as the use of force by North Korea in the Yellow Sea; (3) welcome the diplomatic efforts to resolve these disputes by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the U.S. allies and partners in Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and India; and (4) support U.S. Armed Forces operations in support of freedom of navigation rights in international waters and air space in the South China Sea, the East China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, and the Yellow Sea. Directs the Secretary to report to Congress regarding peaceful measures to resolve the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
    In my humble opinion, it is not the United States responsibility to make intervene in the situation in the South China Sea. It is completely out of our jurisdiction and we must respect the territorial rights of the People's Republic of China
    None of our business. Stay away. Learn to trust.