June 17, 2020

Chairman Risch Applauds Signing of Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Into Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after President Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (S.3744) into law:

“I am glad President Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act into law today,” said Risch. “The internment of at least a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities is reprehensible and inexcusable, and the Chinese Communist Party and government must be held to account. This legislation is the product of a true bipartisan, bicameral effort, and I look forward to its full implementation soon.”

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