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House, Senate Near Agreement on Uyghur Bill Aimed at China

  • Backers trying to put bill on track to pass before end of year
  • Legislation would restrict trade of goods made in Xinjiang
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U.S. House Passes Bill to Punish China Over Uyghur Oppression

Lawmakers in the House and Senate are close to agreement on legislation aimed at punishing China for the alleged oppression of the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

A deal would set up a potential vote on the legislation before the end of the year if Senate committees sign off and the measure can be squeezed into the schedule. Versions of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act have passed in the House and Senate, and lawmakers in both chambers have been working to iron out differences.