Xinjiang province

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives to vote on an appropriations bill that funds the government through Feb. 18 and avoids a short-term shutdown after midnight Friday, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Rubio blocks NDAA vote over Uyghur genocide provision

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) blocked a quick passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) after his proposed provision on the genocide of Uighur Muslims was not included in the bill. The Florida Republican introduced the provision Wednesday, saying the NDAA must ban the imports of Chinese goods from Xinjiang province.