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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, teamed up with members of Congress on Monday to issue a joint statement in response to the Chinese government’s decision to schedule a March 11 vote in the National People’s Congress that would impose new restrictions on Hong Kong’s electoral system.
Rubio and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., backed including a provision “that requires the Secretary of State to determine, within 90 days after enactment, whether the persecution of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) constitutes atrocities." Earlier in the year, Rubio and U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., included similar language in their “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.”
Florida Democrats Lead Letter to Congressional Leaders Calling for Increased SNAP Benefits in Stimulus
The three South Florida representatives, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., led the letter and rounded up more than 60 of their colleagues to sign it.
Rubio and McGovern asked the CEOs for a response to questions about their exports to the PRC, including whether they knew their technology would be used to support surveillance activities of the PRC police and security entities and whether they took steps to ensure that their products were not used for human rights abuses or to compromise U.S. national security.
This week, Rubio and U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., who lead the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), issued the following statement on the 31st anniversary of the Chinese government and Communist Party’s violent crackdown against student-led protestors in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.
Rubio and U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., who both lead the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), sent a letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee nominating the pro-democracy movement of Hong Kong for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
The two Democrats from the Sunshine State joined other congressional Democrats on Tuesday in sending a letter on the matter to U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue.