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21-HR6256 on Dec 14, 2021

Decided Dec 23, 2021

Source: S.65/H.R.6256
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R.6256 and S.65): To ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China do not enter the United States market. This bill imposes importation limits on goods produced using forced labor in China, and imposes sanctions related to such forced labor. 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.

Al Jazeera news, "Biden signs law banning goods made in China's Xinjiang region," 12/23/21: President Joe Biden signed a new law banning products made in China's Xinjiang region because of China's oppression of its largely Muslim Uighur minority population. The law imposes a near-blanket ban on the import to the US of goods from Xinjiang by requiring suppliers to first prove their products were not made with forced labour. Xinjiang is a large supplier of cotton and solar panels.

UN experts have estimated that more than one million people, mainly Uighurs, have been imprisoned in recent years in a vast system of camps in Xinjiang. The US and many rights groups have called it "genocide".

China has rejected allegations of abuse in Xinjiang, accusing countries and rights organisations of launching "slanderous attacks" about conditions for Muslim Uighurs in the far western region. An independent UK-based tribunal ruled last week the Chinese government had committed genocide, crimes against humanity and torture of Uighurs and other minorities. The US cited the situation in Xinjiang in a decision earlier this month to launch a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Legislative Outcome: Introduced in House and passed by voice vote on 12/14/2021; passed Senate by Unanimous Consent on 12/16/2021; signed by President on 12/23/2021.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Question 13: Support & expand free trade Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Ban imports from Xinjiang made by Uyghur forced labor (Score: -1)

  • Key for participation codes (prefox and suffix key below; second digit chooses headline):
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.
  • Voting: (prefix 'v'): 'y' YES; 'n' NO; 'a' ABSTAIN/ABSENT.

Democrats participating in 21-HR6256

Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic ChallengerApr 20, 2021
Richard Blumenthal s1oCT Democratic Sr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Cory Booker s1oNJ Democratic Jr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland DemocratJan 27, 2021
Chris Coons s1oDE Democratic Jr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Tammy Duckworth s1oIL Democratic Senate candidateApr 14, 2021
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr SenatorJul 12, 2021
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Maggie Hassan s1oNH Democratic ChallengerJan 27, 2021
Mazie Hirono s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)Jun 23, 2021
Tim Kaine s1oVA Democratic ChallengerApr 14, 2021
Amy Klobuchar s1oMN Democrat/DFL Sr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Patrick Leahy s1oVT Democratic Sr SenatorFeb 3, 2021
Joe Manchin III s1oWV Democratic SenatorFeb 12, 2021
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic SenatorJan 27, 2021
Jim McGovern s1pMassachusetts DemocratDec 14, 2021
Jeff Merkley s1oOR Democratic Jr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr SenatorJul 12, 2021
Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic Jr SenatorApr 14, 2021
Bernie Sanders s1oPOTUS Democratic Presidential candidateJun 8, 2021
Jeanne Shaheen s1oNH Democratic Sr SenatorMar 2, 2021
Tina Smith s1oMN Democratic Minnesota Lieutenant GovernorJan 27, 2021
Jon Tester s1oMT Democratic Jr SenatorApr 13, 2021
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 27, 2021
Mark Warner s1oVA Democratic Sr Senator; previously GovernorJan 27, 2021
Raphael Warnock s1oGA Democratic ChallengerApr 15, 2021
Elizabeth Warren s1oMA Democratic ChallengerJan 27, 2021

Republicans participating in 21-HR6256

Marsha Blackburn s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 27, 2021
John Boozman s1oAR Republican Jr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Mike Braun s1oIN Republican Candidate for Indiana U. S. SenatorJan 27, 2021
Bill Cassidy s1oLA Republican SenatorMar 22, 2021
Susan Collins s1oME Republican Sr SenatorJan 27, 2021
John Cornyn s1oTX Republican Sr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Tom Cotton s1oAR Republican SenatorJan 27, 2021
Ted Cruz s1oPOTUS Republican 2016 Primary ChallengerJan 27, 2021
Steve Daines s1oMontana Republican (Senate run 2014)Jan 27, 2021
Joni Ernst s1oIA Republican Jr SenatorMar 25, 2021
Deb Fischer s1oNE Republican Senate ChallengerApr 20, 2021
Bill Hagerty s1oTN Republican Senate challengerApr 19, 2021
Josh Hawley s1oMO Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. SenatorApr 14, 2021
Cindy Hyde-Smith s1oMS Republican Mississippi U. S. SenatorJun 23, 2021
James Lankford s1oOK Republican Senate challengerJan 27, 2021
Cynthia Lummis s1oWY Republican 2020 Senate ChallengerApr 26, 2021
Roger Marshall s1oKansas RepublicanMar 23, 2021
Jerry Moran s1oKansas Republican (until 2010)Jan 27, 2021
Jim Risch s1oID Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. SenatorJan 27, 2021
Mike Rounds s1oSD Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)Mar 2, 2021
Marco Rubio s1pFL Republican Jr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Ben Sasse s1oNE Republican Jr SenatorJan 27, 2021
Rick Scott s1oFL Republican Challenger for FL SenatorJan 27, 2021
Tim Scott s1oSC Republican Senator-AppointeeMay 24, 2021
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey RepublicanDec 14, 2021
John Thune s1oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously RepresentativeJan 27, 2021
Todd Young s1oIN Republican Senate ChallengerJan 27, 2021

Independents participating in 21-HR6256

Angus King s1oME Former Independent Governor (1995-2002)Mar 22, 2021
Mitt Romney s1oMA Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)Jan 27, 2021

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 27
Republicans: 27
Independents: 2

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