WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement on passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Cassidy is a cosponsor of the bill and worked to secure U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passage. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act prohibits goods made with forced labor in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China or by entities using Uyghur forced labor from entering the United States market. The bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
“The Chinese Communist Party’s genocide against Uyghurs and Muslim minorities is sickening. The United States must hold China accountable,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Our bill bans forced labor products from entering the United States and imposes sanctions on those who profit from the forced labor of Uyghurs.”
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.