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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Reintroduced in House

Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Chris Smith, R-N.J., led the reintroduction of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which would create a rebuttable presumption that goods made in China's Xinjiang region are made with forced labor, and therefore banned from…

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entry. Five other House members -- three Democrats and two Republicans -- also sponsored. In the news release announcing the Feb. 18 reintroduction, McGovern said, “We have watched in horror as the Chinese government first created, and then expanded a system of extrajudicial mass internment camps targeting Uyghurs and Muslim minorities.” The bill passed the House in the last Congress 406-3. This is a companion to the Senate bill introduced in January (see 2101290045).