House Bill 1155
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
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Passed House on Dec 8, 2021
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Introduced
Feb 18, 2021
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Dec 8, 2021
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1155
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117
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Passed
December 8, 2021
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Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
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Summary

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

This bill imposes various restrictions related to China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, including by prohibiting certain imports from Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations there.

Goods manufactured or produced in Xinjiang shall not be entitled to entry into the United States unless Customs and Border Protection (1) determines that the goods were not manufactured by convict labor, forced labor, or indentured labor under penal sanctions; and (2) reports such a determination to Congress and to the public.

The President shall periodically report to Congress a list of foreign entities and individuals knowingly facilitating (1) the forced labor of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang; and (2) efforts to contravene U.S. laws regarding the importation of forced labor goods from Xinjiang. The President shall impose property-blocking sanctions on the listed individuals and entities and impose visa-blocking sanctions on the listed individuals.

Securities issuers required to file annual or quarterly reports with the Securities Exchange Commission shall disclose in such reports instances in which the issuer knowingly engaged in certain activities related to Xinjiang, such as working with an entity building detention facilities or surveillance systems there. After such a disclosure, the President shall determine whether to investigate if sanctions or criminal charges are warranted.

The Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force and the Department of State shall report to Congress strategies to address forced labor in Xinjiang or any other part of China. The State Department shall also report to Congress a determination of whether the treatment of Muslim groups in Xinjiang constitutes crimes against humanity or genocide under U.S. law.

Text (2)
December 8, 2021
February 18, 2021
Actions (14)
12/08/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/08/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 428 - 1 (Roll no. 412). (text: CR H7495-7498)
12/08/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 428 - 1 (Roll no. 412).(text: CR H7495-7498)
12/08/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7533)
12/08/2021
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.
12/08/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1155.
12/08/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7495-7504)
12/08/2021
Mr. Meeks moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
04/28/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
04/21/2021
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
04/21/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
02/18/2021
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/18/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
02/18/2021
Introduced in House
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Record Created
Feb 19, 2021 8:12:13 AM
Record Updated
Dec 17, 2021 4:46:21 AM