Schumer Applauds House Passage Of Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act; Calls On President Trump To Quickly Sign Legislation Into Law

November 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act sending the legislation to President Trump’s desk for his signature. Senator Schumer called on President Trump to quickly sign the legislation into law:

“With the House passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Congress is sending a strong message to President Xi and the Chinese Communist Party: the United States stands with the democratic protestors in Hong Kong and the suppression of freedom will not stand. President Trump should quickly sign this legislation into law and direct it be quickly implemented so there can be no doubt that the United States stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Hong Kong as they exercise their freedom of expression and other fundamental human rights.”