Subcommittee Hearing

Censorship as a Non-Tariff Barrier to Trade

Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Time: 02:30 PM Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Member Statements

  1.  John Cornyn (R - TX)
  2.  Bob Casey (D - PA)


  1. Richard Gere
    International Campaign for Tibet
    Washington , DC
  2. Beth Baltzan
    Open Markets Institute
    Washington , DC
  3. Nigel Cory
    Associate Director, Trade Policy
    Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
    Washington , DC
  4. Clete R. Willems
    Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld LLP
    Washington , DC

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Senate Committee on Finance
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