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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on President Trump signing legislation supporting democracy in Hong Kong into law. 

“I applaud President Trump for signing these important bills into law and sending a strong message to the world. For the past six months, freedom-loving Hong Kongers have risked their lives in a bitter fight against communist oppression. I met several of those activists in Washington, D.C. earlier this year and promised to help them defend the values we both share. The United States honored that commitment by passing these bills into law. I am proud that we responded to Chairman Xi’s threats with a clear message: America will never cower in the face of tyranny.

“These bills will ensure the Chinese Communist Party faces consequences for their gross human rights violations and their attempts to erode Hong Kong’s legitimate autonomy. America stands in solidarity with the freedom-loving people of Hong Kong and will continue to be a beacon of hope for all those fighting for democracy around the world.”