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Marco Rubio Cheers the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Being Implemented

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in this week as his “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” went into effect. U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., was able to get his bill through the U.S. House without...

Marco Rubio Wants More Funds for the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., were able to get their “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” through Congress back in December--and now they want increased funds for it. McGovern was...

Marco Rubio Gets Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Through Congress

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., were able to get their “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” through Congress this week. McGovern was able to get his bill through the U.S....

Florida Reps Want to Honor Last Living Nuremberg Prosecutor With Congressional Gold Medal

Last week, led by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., members of the Florida congressional delegation championed a resolution to honor Benjamin Ferencz—the final surviving Nuremberg prosecutor--with the Congressional Gold Medal. “During World War II, Ferencz...

Marco Rubio Gets Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act through the Senate

“This bipartisan bill will ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) do not enter the United States. Earlier this year, the State Department issued a determination that the Chinese Communist Party is committing crimes against humanity and genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang,” Rubio’s office noted.
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Marco Rubio Gets Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act to the Senate Floor

“This bipartisan bill will ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) do not enter the United States. Earlier this year, the State Department issued a determination that the Chinese Communist Party is committing crimes against humanity and genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang,” Rubio’s office noted.
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Marco Rubio, Jim McGovern Nominate Hong Kong Democracy Activists for Nobel Peace Prize

Joining Rubio and McGovern were U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Todd Young R-Ind., and U.S. Reps. Thomas Suozzi, D-NY, Tom Malinowski, D-NJ, and Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo.

Marco Rubio Brings Back the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

“This bipartisan bill will ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) do not enter the United States. Earlier this year, the State Department issued a determination that the Chinese Communist Party is committing crimes against humanity and genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang,” Rubio’s office noted. 

Ted Deutch Champions Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., introduced the amendment at the start of the month with U.S. Reps. John Katko, R-NY, Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Jamie Raskin, D-Mary., as the main backers. U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., is also behind it.
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Darren Soto Makes Final Push to Help Undocumented Aliens Married to Military Members

At the start of 2019, Soto pointed to the case of Alejandra Juarez as to why his proposals are needed. 

Alcee Hastings Wants to Extend Parental Leave for FAA Employees

Hastings brought out the “FAA Family and Medical Leave Act" which “will ensure employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are extended the same paid parental leave benefits afforded to other government employees under the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020.”

Marco Rubio, Jim McGovern, Ted Yoho: Expand Sanctions on China After Mass Internment of...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass, led a bipartisan and bicameral group of 48 lawmakers in a letter urging U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to respond strongly and decisively to the Chinese government and Communist Party’s ongoing mass internment and forced labor of ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).  
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