Dean Phillips on Foreign Policy
Representative Phillips emphasized that, while the COI is a deeply flawed entity, he remains a steadfast supporter of both human rights and the United Nations. Phillips said that "anyone who violates human rights should be held accountable -- that is as true for Israel as it is every other country. The problem is that the COI is the wrong tool for the job. It plays politics with one of the most important issues the UN covers and is a distraction from the UNHRC's crucial role promoting human rights around the globe."
In March, Phillips demanded an apology from fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar after she charged that American supporters of Israel have "allegiance to a foreign country."
In his freshman term in Congress, Phillips took action to combat the many faces of hate--of Jews, of immigrants, and of "the other." While introducing a resolution condemning white nationalism, Phillips took time to reflect on his great-grandparents' journey. "I come from an immigrant family," he told how his great-grandparents told him of fleeing persecution to find refuge in the United States. Yet Minneapolis was far from a safe haven for Jews at the time. Phillips was told stories in his youth of the "horrid antisemitism" that his great-grandparents worked hard to fight against.
The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'The US Should Continue to Support and Stand with the Nation of Israel Against her Enemies ' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."
Legislative summary: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act:
Statement in support by Sen. Cruz: Sen. Ted Cruz joined Sen. Marco Rubio in introducing H.R.6210 to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the use of force labor. `The Chinese Communist Party has transformed Xinjiang into a technological dystopia and a human rights horror,` Sen. Cruz said. `Time and time again from the CCP we see the complete and total disregard for human life and values..`
Statement in opposition in Washington Post: Researchers estimate the Chinese government has placed more than 1 million people into internment camps in Xinjiang. While US law already prevents companies from importing goods that were made using forced labor, the law is seldom enforced. Apple is heavily dependent on Chinese manufacturing; alleged forced Uighur labor has been used in Apple`s supply chain. A report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute alleged four instances in which labor from the Xinjiang region has been connected to Apple`s supply chain: In 2017, the Chinese government transferred between 1,000 and 2,000 Uighurs to work at a factory owned by O-Film, which helps make selfie cameras for Apple`s iPhone.
Legislative outcome: Passed House 406 3-22,(2/3 required) Roll no. 196 on 09/22/2020.
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