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Marco Rubio: Biden Administration Must Enforce Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Slavery has been illegal in the United States for nearly 160 years. And yet, over the past two decades, American businesses and consumers have once again begun to benefit from the horrific practice. It’s an...

Marco Rubio Calls on Biden to Rigorously Implement Uyghur Forced Labor Law

This week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., and U.S. Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Chris Smith, R-NJ, sent a letter to President Joe Biden regarding their Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention...

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 Showcases Senate Record as He Readies to Run for a Third Term

Gearing up for his reelection campaign in November, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a report towards the end of last week showcasing his record in 2021 and over the past five years. “Six Rubio...

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....
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Florida’s Senators Look to Add Amendments to the NDAA

With Congress back after the week-long recess for Veterans Day, the two chambers are looking to finalize the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Florida’s two U.S. senators offered a host of amendments to...

Marco Rubio, Chris Smith Tell Biden Don’t Abandon Human Rights for a Climate Deal...

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, the lead Republicans on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing their concern that...
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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, Jeff Merkley Want Answers from Solar Industry on Potential Supply Chain Link...

In their letter, the senators highlighted how “the U.S. solar industry sources large amounts of polysilicon and solar products from this region, where the use of forced labor is state-sanctioned and systematic.”
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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. 
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Marco Rubio Adds Provisions to Omnibus to Help Tibet, Look at China’s Actions in...

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.”
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