Congress Should Stand against Uyghur Slavery

Ethnic Uyghur demonstrators take part in a protest against China in Istanbul, Turkey, October 1, 2021. (Dilara Senkaya/Reuters)
Unfortunately, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Biden officials keep erecting roadblocks.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B iden administration officials took to their new posts earlier this year with the pledge that they are “putting human rights back at the center of U.S. foreign policy.” An ongoing congressional fight puts the lie to that promise. 

 

According to a new report by Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin, deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman expressed the administration’s desire to water down and slow-walk legislation addressing Uyghur forced labor during a call with Senator Jeff Merkley, a cosponsor of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

 

At issue was a core component of that bill — a provision that presumes any goods imported

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