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H.RES.418: Urging the Government of Burma to end the persecution of the Rohingya people and respect internationally recognized human rights for all ethnic and religious minority groups within Burma.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Jim McGovern, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 50 (36 Democrats, 14 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action May 7, 2014
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Bill Summary

Recognizes the initial steps Burma has taken in transitioning from a military dictatorship to a quasi-civilian government, including the conditional release of some political prisoners, and calls for more progress to be made in critical areas of democracy, constitutional reform, and national reconciliation.

Calls on the government of Burma to: (1) end persecution and discrimination of the Rohingya people, recognize the Rohingya as an indigenous ethnic group, and resolve their citizenship status; and (2) ensure respect for human rights for all ethnic and religious minority groups within Burma.

Calls on the United States and the international community to put pressure on Burma to end the persecution and discrimination of the Rohingya population and to protect the fundamental rights of all ethnic and religious minority groups in Burma.

Calls on the United States to prioritize the removal of state-sanctioned discriminatory policies in its engagement with Burma...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3929)
May 7, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 418.
May 7, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3929-3932)
May 7, 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
March 25, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
March 25, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 19, 2014 Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Discharged.
Dec. 11, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Unanimous Consent .
Dec. 11, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Dec. 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Dec. 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
Nov. 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.