Senate Bill 3744
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-145 on Jun 17, 2020
Overview
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Introduced
May 14, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 17, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
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Bill Number
3744
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
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Passed
May 14, 2020
Type
Unanimous Consent
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020

This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities responsible for human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region and requires various reports on the topic.

The President shall periodically report to Congress a list identifying foreign individuals and entities responsible for such human rights abuses. The President shall impose (1) property-blocking sanctions on the identified individuals and entities, and (2) visa-blocking sanctions on the identified individuals.

The bill requires reports to Congress on (1) human rights abuses in Xinjiang; (2) efforts to protect U.S. citizens and residents, including ethnic Uyghurs and Chinese nationals studying or working in the United States, from harassment and intimidation by the Chinese government; and (3) the Chinese government's acquisition and development of technology to facilitate internment and mass surveillance in Xinjiang.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall submit a classified report to Congress on (1) Chinese government policies in Xinjiang that constitute gross violations of human rights, and (2) the scope and scale of the detention and forced labor of Muslim minority groups in China.

Actions (17)
06/17/2020
Became Public Law No: 116-145.
06/17/2020
Signed by President.
06/08/2020
Presented to President.
05/27/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/27/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 1 (Roll no. 110). (text: CR H2293-2295)
05/27/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 1 (Roll no. 110).(text: CR H2293-2295)
05/27/2020
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2311-2312)
05/27/2020
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/27/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3744.
05/27/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2293-2300)
05/27/2020
Mr. Sherman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/15/2020
Held at the desk.
05/15/2020
Received in the House.
05/15/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/14/2020
Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2458-2461; text: CR S2459-2461)
05/14/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
05/14/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 15, 2020 4:27:20 AM
Updated
Dec 28, 2020 2:40:12 PM