Rubio Stalls Vote on Defense Bill Over Amendment to Ban Products From China’s Xinjiang-US News | The Epoch Times

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Dec. 1 blocked a quick deal for votes on amendments to an annual defense policy bill, over his unsuccessful proposal that would have held the Chinese regime accountable for its human rights abuses. Rubio had sought an amendment to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022 that would block imports from China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, where Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials are accused of facilitating forced labor by arbitrarily detaining around 1 million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in a network of camps. While the Republican senator’s amendment had been included in an amendment list distributed to Senate offices on Dec. 1, his proposal wasn’t among the 24 amendments to the NDAA scheduled for a vote on Dec. 2. According to The Hill, the structure of the amendment deal meant that his proposal faced a procedural snag, and it would …

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