The Bill “Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the violence in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma.” Has Passed

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Picture of Rep. Joseph Crowley (D)
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D)

The bill Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma. has passed the House of Representatives

The bill hconres90-115 passed the House on Dec 06, 2017the House on Dec 06, 2017. It was originally sponsored by (D) Representative Joseph Crowley from NY.

Summary: Condemns the attacks against civilians by Burma’s security services and calls on Burma’s Commander-in-Chief, Min Aung Hlaing, to end such attacks in the state of Rakhine. Expresses appreciation to the government of Bangladesh for providing refuge to those fleeing violence. Condemns the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacks but warns that these attacks do not justify the response that has resulted in severe human rights violations and atrocities against civilians. Calls on Burma’s government and military and security forces to: (1) implement the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, and (2) allow humanitarian access to refugees and internally displaced persons. Urges support and access for the United Nations Fact Finding Mission to Burma. Calls on Burma’s military and government to allow refugees to return to Burma and to change laws and policies that have contributed to insecurity in Rakhine. Calls on the President to impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses, including members of Burma’s military and security services.

This bill is mainly related to these subjects; Human rights, United Nations, Congressional tributes, Bangladesh, Burma, Asia, Racial and ethnic relations, Foreign aid and international relief, Refugees, asylum, displaced persons, Sanctions and International Affairs.

Cosponsors

  • (R) Rep. Steven J. Chabot from OH
  • (R) Rep. Edward Royce from CA
  • (D) Rep. Eliot L. Engel from NY
  • (D) Rep. Jim McGovern from MA
  • (R) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick from PA
  • (R) Rep. Ann Wagner from MO
  • (D) Rep. Jackie Speier from CA
  • (D) Rep. Louise M. Slaughter from NY
  • (D) Rep. Gerald E. Connolly from VA
  • (D) Rep. David Cicilline from RI
  • (D) Rep. Adriano Espaillat from NY
  • (D) Rep. Brad Sherman from CA
  • (D) Rep. Joaquín Castro from TX
  • (D) Rep. Bill Keating from MA
  • (D) Rep. Albio Sires from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Ted Lieu from CA
  • (D) Rep. Jan Schakowsky from IL
  • (D) Rep. Jamie Raskin from MD
  • (R) Rep. Michael McCaul from TX
  • (R) Rep. Thomas Garrett from VA
  • (R) Rep. Daniel M. Donovan from NY
  • (R) Rep. Pat Meehan from PA
  • (D) Rep. Donald Beyer from VA
  • (R) Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from FL
  • (R) Rep. Barbara Comstock from VA
  • (D) Rep. Alan Lowenthal from CA
  • (R) Rep. Claudia Tenney from NY
  • (D) Rep. Lois Frankel from FL
  • (D) Rep. Jim Costa from CA
  • (D) Rep. Nita M. Lowey from NY
  • (D) Rep. Suzanne Bonamici from OR

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