The US Senate has the potential to pass the Burma Act

The US Senate has the potential to pass the Burma Act  At a meeting of the US House of Representatives on April 6, New York State House Speaker Gregory Mick, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, approved the Burma Act with the support of both major parties.  The bill addresses the February 1, 2021 coup and subsequent human rights abuses. Sanctions should be imposed on all individuals and organizations responsible for all killings of civilians. Appoint a coordinator to the US State Department for all US government work on Burma. Myanmar, Thailand To assist civil society in Burma and provide humanitarian assistance through Bangladesh. To make clearer decisions on Burma; To put pressure on the United Nations; The Burmese military has committed genocide against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities. And reporting on crimes against humanity and other cases.  "The passing of this law is a very important achievement," he said. This is arguably the strongest move in Burma since the military coup. "  Gregory Meeks, a member of the House of Representatives, said last month that the Burma Act was a testament to the genocide of the Rohingya by the Burmese military government, which proves that the United States is at the forefront of defending human rights and democracy.   Michael Haack, an activist with the Campaign for a New Myanmar that campaigns in both houses of the US Congress, said he was pleased that unanimously supported the passage of the Burma Act in the lower house.  "The bill was introduced by the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the lower house," he said. There were 84 co-sponsors. Democrats and Republicans alike have shown unanimous support for the show, and it is showing serious concern for Burma. The bill also doubles the amount of money spent on democracy in Burma. The State Department has said it will report on how to cut revenue from the oil and gas sector, one of Burma's military's main sources of revenue. The appointment of a mediator in Burma is also very important. The passage of this law is a very important achievement. Since the military coup in Burma  As many as 84 members of the US House of Representatives have co-sponsored the Burma Act. He acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Lukashenko's government.  Michael Haack said the bill would need Senate approval to pass into law, and so far it has the potential to gain Senate approval.  "In the lower house, there is strong support from both parties, but in the upper house, the majority are Democrats," he said. Of the 26 senators who co-sponsored the Senate, all but one were Bernie Sanders, an independent Democrat. There are no Republican supporters yet. But in my experience talking to Republicans, I think we need the support of Republicans. We will have to wait and see what happens next May or June. It is important to know that these MPs do not represent Myanmar, but the respective US states. Therefore, it is very important that the people of Burmese descent living in those states contact the relevant MPs and continue to urge them. ”  The Burma Act includes a $ 50 million-a-year, $ 50 million-a-year, US $ 220 million-a-year, US $ 220 million humanitarian aid package from the US government.  The bill does not say that the US government should officially recognize the NUG, but that it was approved earlier this year to support those who support the National Unity Government and the CDM movement. Michael Haack argues that the Burma Act expands what the US government can do.

At a meeting of the US House of Representatives on April 6, New York State House Speaker Gregory Mick, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, approved the Burma Act with the support of both major parties.

The bill addresses the February 1, 2021 coup and subsequent human rights abuses. Sanctions should be imposed on all individuals and organizations responsible for all killings of civilians. Appoint a coordinator to the US State Department for all US government work on Burma. Myanmar, Thailand To assist civil society in Burma and provide humanitarian assistance through Bangladesh. To make clearer decisions on Burma; To put pressure on the United Nations; The Burmese military has committed genocide against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities. And reporting on crimes against humanity and other cases.

"The passing of this law is a very important achievement," he said. This is arguably the strongest move in Burma since the military coup. "

Gregory Meeks, a member of the House of Representatives, said last month that the Burma Act was a testament to the genocide of the Rohingya by the Burmese military government, which proves that the United States is at the forefront of defending human rights and democracy.


Michael Haack, an activist with the Campaign for a New Myanmar that campaigns in both houses of the US Congress, said he was pleased that unanimously supported the passage of the Burma Act in the lower house.

"The bill was introduced by the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the lower house," he said. There were 84 co-sponsors. Democrats and Republicans alike have shown unanimous support for the show, and it is showing serious concern for Burma. The bill also doubles the amount of money spent on democracy in Burma. The State Department has said it will report on how to cut revenue from the oil and gas sector, one of Burma's military's main sources of revenue. The appointment of a mediator in Burma is also very important. The passage of this law is a very important achievement. Since the military coup in Burma

As many as 84 members of the US House of Representatives have co-sponsored the Burma Act. He acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Lukashenko's government.

Michael Haack said the bill would need Senate approval to pass into law, and so far it has the potential to gain Senate approval.

"In the lower house, there is strong support from both parties, but in the upper house, the majority are Democrats," he said. Of the 26 senators who co-sponsored the Senate, all but one were Bernie Sanders, an independent Democrat. There are no Republican supporters yet. But in my experience talking to Republicans, I think we need the support of Republicans. We will have to wait and see what happens next May or June. It is important to know that these MPs do not represent Myanmar, but the respective US states. Therefore, it is very important that the people of Burmese descent living in those states contact the relevant MPs and continue to urge them. ”

The Burma Act includes a $ 50 million-a-year, $ 50 million-a-year, US $ 220 million-a-year, US $ 220 million humanitarian aid package from the US government.

The bill does not say that the US government should officially recognize the NUG, but that it was approved earlier this year to support those who support the National Unity Government and the CDM movement. Michael Haack argues that the Burma Act expands what the US government can do.(RFA)
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