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Washington, D.C. — At approximately 5:25pm EST today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will go to the Senate floor with his colleagues to request that the Senate call up and pass his Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (S. 1838). Rubio has led this bill since 2016, and reintroduced S. 1838 on June 13, 2019. On September 26, 2019, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations amended and unanimously approved the bipartisan measure.
 
The U.C. request will be broadcast here.
 
Tuesday, November 19,2019
Approximately 5:25pm
Senator Rubio will request for the Senate to call up and pass his Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.
Washington, D.C.
 
Co-sponsors of the legislation include Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jim Risch (R-ID), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), John Cornyn (R-TX), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Mark Warner (D-VA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Todd Young (R-IN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), James Inhofe (R-OK), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rick Scott (R-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), John Hoeven (R-ND), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bob Casey (D-PA), Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jack Reed (D-RI), James Lankford (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mike Braun (R-IN), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Boozman (R-AR), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
 
The House passed similar legislation that was introduced by U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ).