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S. 3744: Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020

A bill 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

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2020
May 14, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House & Senate (President next) on May 27, 2020

This bill was passed by Congress on May 27, 2020 and goes to the President next.

51% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rubio, Menendez, Risch, Gardner, Markey, Representatives McGovern and Smith Applaud House Passage of Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on May 27, 2020

Gardner, Markey, Menendez, Risch, Rubio, Reps. McGovern and Smith Applaud House Passage of Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act
    — Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO] (Co-sponsor) on May 28, 2020

the daily leader: wednesday, may 27, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 26, 2020

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May 14, 2020

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May 14, 2020
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

May 22, 2020
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

May 22, 2020
Text Published

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

May 27, 2020
Passed House

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S. 3744 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3744. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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