tv QA Ron Chernow Alexander Hamilton CSPAN July 3, 2020 5:58am-6:56am EDT
joint declaration and the basic law. rights of freedom of speech and freedom of association and the right from arbitrary or unlawful arrest, detention, and imprisonment. it goes beyond that to impose mandatory sanctions on banks that do business with individuals who are complicit in undermining these freedoms and the rights of the people of hong kong. so, mr. president, i'm glad we acted quickly. as you can see, the government of china is moving by the day to squash the rights and freedoms of the people of hong kong. we need to move with urgency to send a statement that we stand with the people of hong kong. in a moment i'm going to be joining my colleague, senator toomey, in asking for unanimous consent. before i turn it back over to him, let me just say, assuming
we get that -- it looks like we will -- i hope that president trump will sign this immediately -- immediately. as a country, republicans and democrats together need to send a strong signal that we will not stand for the actions of beijing undermining their own agreements, agreements under international law which they are bound to. and we will not stand still and silent and do nothing while they crack down on freedom in hong kong. and now, mr. president, i yield to senator toomey from pennsylvania. the presiding officer: the senator from pennsylvania. mr. toomey: thank you, mr. president. and again let me just administration how grateful i am for the -- stress how grateful i am for the passionate persuasion and advocacy of senator value
hollen throughout in entire effort. i am very grateful to him, as i am to other colleagues who helped headache this happen. i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of h.r. 7440, which was received from the house. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 7440, an act to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons involved in the erosion of certain obligations of china with respect to hong kong and for other purposes. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the measure? without objection, the senate will proceed. mr. toomey: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from is recognized. mr. toomey: i ask unanimous consent that the bill be considered read a third time and passed and that the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. toomey: thank you, mr. president.