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H.R. 6210 (116th): Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

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Ensuring 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, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

James “Jim” McGovern

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2020
Length: 32 pages
Mar 11, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 22, 2020 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


87 Cosponsors (64 Democrats, 23 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Smith calls for intl condemnation of Chinas forced sterilizations of Muslim Uyghur women, removal of 2022 Olympic Games
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 2, 2020

My Votes – Week of September 21st
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 25, 2020

Rubio and Merkley Applaud Inclusion of Their Provision to Require Administration to Determine Whether Crimes Against Uyghurs Constitute Atrocities
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] on Dec 22, 2020

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Mar 11, 2020

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Sep 17, 2020
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Sep 21, 2020
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Sep 22, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 6210 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6210. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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