Graham, GOP Senators Introduce China Sanctions Bill Over Virus

May 12, 2020, 5:56 PM

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham introduces measure that would authorize the president to impose sanctions on China if Beijing “fails to cooperate and provide a full accounting of the events leading up to the outbreak” of the coronavirus.

  • Bill would require president to certify within 60 days that China has provided full accounting to any Covid-19 investigation led by the U.S., its allies or UN affiliate, and closed wet markets that have potential to expose humans to health risks
    • Legislation also calls for release of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong
  • Bill co-sponsored by Republican Senators Thom Tillis, Cindy Hyde-Smith, ...

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