|Sponsor||Rep. Smith, Christopher H.|
|Date||December 7, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ben Howard|
H.Res. 1717 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) on November 16, 2010.
H.Res. 1717 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
Since 1989, Liu Xiaobo has been a leading figure promoting democratic reform and respect for human rights, including by writing hundreds of notable essays on these subjects. On December 8, 2008, the Government of China detained Liu Xiaobo for his role in Charter 08, a manifesto that proposed democratic reform in China, and found him guilty of "inciting subversion of state power" in 2009 and sentenced him to 11 years imprisonment.