US HB649 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 70-19)
Status: Introduced on January 17 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-04 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 This bill directs various U.S. government bodies to prepare reports on China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall report to Congress on issues including the security threats caused by the Chinese government's reported crackdown on the Uyghur population in Xinjiang province, the frequency with which other governments are forcibly returning Turkic Muslim refugees and asylum seekers to China, and the development or transfer of technology that facilitates mass internment and surveillance. The Federal Bureau of Investigation shall report on topics such as its efforts to protect ethnic Uyghurs and Chinese nationals in the United States from Chinese government intimidation. The U.S. Agency for Global Media shall report on media-related matters, including the reach of U.S. media into Xinjiang, assessments of Chinese propaganda strategies, and U.S. actions to counter such efforts to downplay the crackdown. The Department of State shall report on the scope of the reported crackdown in Xinjiang, including the number of detained individuals, the use of forced labor in the region, an assessment of government surveillance in the province, and U.S. diplomatic efforts to address the crackdown.

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Title

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019

Sponsors

Rep. Christopher Smith [R-NJ]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX]Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC]Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC]
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA]Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]
Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]
Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]
Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]
Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Steve Watkins [R-KS]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Peter King [R-NY]
Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]
Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]
Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]
Rep. John Curtis [R-UT]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. William Timmons [R-SC]Rep. French Hill [R-AR]
Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]
Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA]
Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]
Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-04HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2019-03-04HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
2019-01-17HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-01-17HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-01-17HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-01-17HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB178 (Related) 2019-06-03 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 99.

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