After Hong Kong democracy act passes, US lawmakers still have 150 other China-related bills to deliberate

“I don't think we're quite at the point of being able to make an assessment … of how much of this [legislation] is going to get passed,” said Anna Ashton, senior director of business advisory services and government affairs at the Washington-based US-China Business Council. “I do think that it's reasonable to anticipate that national security issues are going to continue to be a driving concern on the Hill and that they're going to result in legislative action that does have an impact on commerce, on US companies that are engaged in business with China,” she said. “That's an area where we're going to have to continue to try to engage in the conversation and help inform policymakers with their thinking through how to address the problems they're seeing in ways that don't inadvertently damage US interests,” Ashton added.