BURMA Act of 2021 Introduced in the U.S. House and Senate

Posted on: Wednesday October 13, 2021

Earlier this month, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory W. Meeks, House Foreign Affairs Asia-Pacific Subcommittee Ranking Member Steve Chabot, and Senator Benjamin L. Cardin introduced the BURMA Act.

The legislation condemns the actions taken by the Burmese military during its February 1 coup d’état and its aftermath. By authorizing targeted sanctions against the Burmese military, the State Administrative Council, as well as their affiliated entities and conglomerates, the bill holds accountable those responsible for the perpetration of the coup and the ensuing atrocities that have claimed over a thousand lives. Read the full press release on the U.S. Foreign Affairs website.

The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network, of which our RA is a founding member, also released a statement applauding the introduction of the act.