The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act 428-1 on Wednesday. The bill aims to block the importation of all goods wholly or partially produced by forced labour in Xinjiang, while companies with “clear and convincing evidence” of forced labor-free supply chains are eligible for appeal.
House passed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act,legislation banning the importation of goods made with forced labor in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.Bill by Rep. McGovern (D-MA) now heads to Senate,which passed its own version of the bill by voice vote in July.
The U.S. House passed legislation designed to punish China for its treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the country’s Xinjiang province.
What people are saying?
Josh Rogin They only passed it to say they did something. This is the McGovern bill. The house already passed it last year. There is no plan to reconcile it with the senate bill by Rubio and Merkley. It’s just an alibi, unfortunately. Biden admin told dems not to send it to his desk. Sad.
Ashley Hinson Today, the House passed three bipartisan pieces of legislation to hold Communist China accountable for their genocide against the Uyghurs and human rights abuses.