To condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019
Length: 21 pages
What legislators are saying
“<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith leads debate on bill aimed at Chinese Gov't abuse of Muslims</span>Debate on the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019”
— Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Dec 3, 2019
“House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Sherman’s Bill to Counter Chinese Repression of its Uighur Minorities”
— Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 30, 2019
Nov 13, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 7123 (115th).
Jan 17, 2019
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