House Bill 4785
117th Congress(2021-2022)
To support the human rights of Uyghurs and members of other minority groups residing primarily in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and safeguard their distinct identity, and for other purposes.
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Passed House on Dec 1, 2022
Overview
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Introduced
Jul 29, 2021
Latest Action
Dec 5, 2022
Origin Chamber
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Type
Bill
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Bill Number
4785
Congress
117
Policy Area
International Affairs
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House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Question
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
A vote that records the individual position of each Member who voted. Such votes occurring on the House floor (by the "yeas and nays" or by "recorded vote") are taken by electronic device. The Senate has no electronic voting system; in such votes, Senators answer "yea" or "nay" as the clerk calls each name aloud. Each vote is compiled by clerks and receives a roll call number (referenced in Congress.gov as a "Record Vote" [Senate] or "Roll no." [House]).
Roll Call Type
2/3 Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
494
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Uyghur Policy Act of 2021

This bill addresses human rights issues concerning the Uyghurs and other minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.

The bill authorizes the establishment of a Special Coordinator for Uyghur Issues position within the Department of State.

The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs may, subject to appropriations, make certain funds available to human rights advocates working on behalf of Uyghurs and members of other minority groups. The funds, if made available, shall be used to facilitate the presence of such human rights advocates at public diplomacy forums to speak on issues related to the human rights and religious freedoms of minority groups in Xinjiang.

The State Department must ensure that Uyghur language training is available to Foreign Service officers. It must also ensure that a Uyghur-speaking member of the Foreign Service is assigned to U.S. diplomatic and consular missions in China.

Text (3)
December 5, 2022
December 1, 2022
July 29, 2021
Actions (15)
12/05/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
12/01/2022
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
12/01/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/01/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 17 (Roll no. 494). (text: 11/29/2022 CR H8633-8634)
12/01/2022
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): 407 - 17 (Roll no. 494).
12/01/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8695-8696)
11/29/2022
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.
11/29/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4785.
11/29/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8633-8637)
11/29/2022
Ms. Jacobs (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/30/2021
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/30/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
08/04/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation.
07/29/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
07/29/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Dec 30, 2022 11:02:34 AM