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The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act passed the House near-unanimously on Tuesday, with only three members voting against the bill.
Reps. Justin Amash (I., Mich.), Warren Davidson (R., Ohio), and Thomas Massie (R., Ky.) were the only representatives who opposed the bill, which otherwise received resonant bipartisan support.
Supporting action taken by the Department of Homeland Security earlier this month, the bill would add congressional heft to an embargo established by the Trump administration against certain goods and products made in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China.
The resolution also requires that the president offer a periodic report to Congress regarding entities and individuals that knowingly facilitate human-rights abuses against Uighur Muslims, and it mandates securities issuers to disclose their relationships with firms engaged in activities related to the Uighur genocide.
"Confronting the generational threat that the CCP poses should be a bipartisan issue," Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in his opening remarks on the House floor. "It is an American issue, the greatest national security threat to the United States of America. I believe this failure of perspective needs to change."
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