Senate Bill 65
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
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Passed Senate on Jul 14, 2021
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Introduced
Jan 27, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 16, 2021
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65
Congress
117
Policy Area
International Affairs
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Passed
July 14, 2021
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Summary

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

This bill imposes importation limits on goods produced using forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China and imposes sanctions related to such forced labor.

The Department of Homeland Security shall report to Congress a strategy for preventing the importation of goods produced in Xinjiang using forced labor. The strategy must contain certain information, including a list of entities working with the government in Xinjiang to move forced labor or Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, or members of other persecuted groups out of Xinjiang.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall generally presume that goods produced by these entities are barred from importation into the United States.

The bill also expands existing asset- and visa-blocking sanctions related to Xinjiang to cover foreign individuals and entities responsible for serious human rights abuses in connection with forced labor.

The Department of State shall report to Congress (1) an assessment of whether human rights abuses committed by China's government against persecuted groups in Xinjiang constitute genocide under U.S. law, and (2) a strategy to enhance international awareness of forced labor in Xinjiang and to address such forced labor.

Text (3)
July 14, 2021
June 24, 2021
January 27, 2021
Actions (10)
07/16/2021
Held at the desk.
07/16/2021
Received in the House.
07/15/2021
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
07/14/2021
Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4905-4908; text: CR S4906-4908)
07/14/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
06/24/2021
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 87.
06/24/2021
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
06/24/2021
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
01/27/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
01/27/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 28, 2021 5:27:13 AM
Updated
Jul 17, 2021 7:14:21 AM