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HR 4444 - U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

John McCain III voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements John McCain III made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 106-286 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (83-15) - (Key vote)

Title: U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to extend permanent normal trade relations to China.

Highlights:
  • Grants China permanent normal trade relations (NTR) status with the United States when it becomes a full member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), ending annual review and approval of NTR.
  • Establishes a Congressional-Executive Commission to ensure that China complies with internationally recognized human rights laws, meets labor standards and allows religious freedom.
  • Establishes a task force to prohibit the importation of Chinese products that were made in forced labor camps or prisons.
  • Calls for Taiwan's entry into the WTO as soon as China becomes a member.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (237-197) - (Key vote)

Title: U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to extend permanent normal trade relations to China.

Highlights:
  • Grants China permanent normal trade relations (NTR) status with the United States when it becomes a full member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), ending annual review and approval of NTR.
  • Establishes a Congressional-Executive Commission to ensure that China complies with internationally recognized human rights laws, meets labor standards and allows religious freedom.
  • Establishes a task force to prohibit the importation of Chinese products that were made in forced labor camps or prisons.
  • Calls for Taiwan's entry into the WTO as soon as China becomes a member.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000

Sponsors

  • William Reynolds 'Bill' Archer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert T. Matsui (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John Tanner (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
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