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MEDIA ADVISORY: Bishop Announces Subcommittee Hearing to Evaluate DHS Efforts to Counter Uyghur Forced Labor, CCP Abuses

October 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Dan Bishop (R-NC), chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability, announced a hearing Thursday, October 19, at 2 PM ET, to evaluate the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to counter the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) abuse of the Uyghur people, particularly through forced labor.

“The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) should be an important tool to counter the CCP’s unjust and inhumane actions against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, but we’re learning that DHS hasn’t been adequately enforcing the UFLPA, despite receiving funding to do exactly that.” Chairman Bishop said. “I look forward to hearing from our witnesses about how these goods evade CBP enforcement, the effects of these illicit goods on American manufacturers, and how we can ensure DHS will fully enforce the UFLPA going forward.”


WHAT: Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability hearing entitled, “Exploitation and Enforcement: Evaluating the Department of Homeland Security’s Efforts to Counter Uyghur Forced Labor”

DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2023

TIME: 2:00 PM ET

LOCATION: 310 Cannon House Office Building


Ms. Kimberly Glas 

President and CEO
National Council of Textile Organizations 

Mr. Peter Mattis 

Private Citizen 

Ms. Louisa Greve 

Director of Global Advocacy Uyghur Human Rights Project 

Mr. Michael Stumo 

Coalition for a Prosperous America 

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed on YouTube and the Committee’s website.