Senate Bill 4799
116th Congress(2019-2020)
SHAME Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 5, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Oct 5, 2020
Latest Action
Oct 5, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
4799
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Texas
Florida
Missouri
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Sanctioning and Highlighting Authoritarian Medicine and Eugenics Act of 2020 or the SHAME Act

This bill imposes sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for carrying out coercive policies to limit births in China's Xinjiang province.

Specifically, the Department of State shall annually report to Congress the identities of any Chinese government official or agency or any member of the Chinese Communist Party that knowingly orders, controls, or routinely carries out such coercive policies in Xinjiang, such as requiring involuntary abortions or mandatory contraception use. The State Department shall also publish a list of the named entities and individuals on its website in English and Mandarin Chinese.

The President shall impose property-blocking sanctions on the individuals and entities named in the report, as well as visa-blocking sanctions on the named individuals. An individual or entity that violates, attempts to violate, or conspires to violate the sanctions provided under this bill may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

Text (1)
October 5, 2020
Actions (2)
10/05/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
10/05/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 6, 2020 4:27:07 AM
Updated
Nov 19, 2020 6:10:22 AM