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S. 65: Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

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A bill 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, and for other purposes.

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: Jul 14, 2021
Length: 28 pages
Jan 27, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed Senate (House next) on Jul 14, 2021

This bill passed in the Senate on July 14, 2021 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


54 Cosponsors (27 Republicans, 25 Democrats, 2 Independents)

59% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rubio and Smith to POTUS: Dont Sacrifice Human Rights for the Sake of a Climate Deal With Beijing
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Sep 28, 2021

Helping Rural Students Succeed
    — Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 21, 2021

San Antonio Express-News: San Antonio's wish list, curated by Henry Cisneros, waiting on biggest wish of all - money
    — Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35] on Feb 28, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 65 will add $1 million in new spending through 2031.


Jan 27, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 22, 2021
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 24, 2021
Ordered Reported

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Jul 14, 2021
Passed Senate (House next)

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

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Signed by the President

S. 65 is 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 S. 65. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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