Senate Bill 178
116th Congress(2019-2020)
UIGHUR Act of 2019
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Passed House on Dec 3, 2019
Overview
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Introduced
Jan 17, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 21, 2020
Origin Chamber
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Type
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Bill Number
178
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
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Failed
October 21, 2020
Type
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Summary

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019

This bill directs various U.S. government bodies to prepare reports on China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall report to Congress on issues including the security threats caused by the Chinese government's reported crackdown on the Uyghur population in Xinjiang province, the frequency with which other governments are forcibly returning Turkic Muslim refugees and asylum seekers to China, and the development or transfer of technology that facilitates mass internment and surveillance.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation shall report on topics such as its efforts to protect ethnic Uyghurs and Chinese nationals in the United States from Chinese government intimidation.

The U.S. Agency for Global Media shall report on media-related matters, including the reach of U.S. media into Xinjiang, assessments of Chinese propaganda strategies, and U.S. actions to counter such efforts to downplay the crackdown.

The Department of State shall report on the scope of the reported crackdown in Xinjiang, including the number of detained individuals, the use of forced labor in the region, an assessment of government surveillance in the province, and U.S. diplomatic efforts to address the crackdown.

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September 12, 2019
September 11, 2019
June 3, 2019
January 17, 2019
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Created
Jan 18, 2019 5:55:14 AM
Updated
Apr 2, 2021 5:56:11 PM