Defense policy bill still stuck in Senate

By Tony Bertuca / December 2, 2021 at 12:16 PM
Senators remain at an impasse over the annual defense authorization bill this morning, with Democrats arguing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is blocking the legislative process over his insistence on the inclusion of an amendment that would violate the U.S. Constitution. Rubio’s amendment would ban U.S. imports from China's Xinjiang region, citing forced labor imposed on the Uyghur population by the Communist government in Beijing. Human rights organizations believe about 1 million of China’s Uyghurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority, have...

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