H.R.5497: BURMA Act of 2021

About This Bill

  • Introduced Oct. 5, 2021
  • Latest Major Action April 7, 2022

Bill Cosponsors

84 (66 Democrats, 18 Republicans)

Bill Versions

Bill Summary

Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2022 or the BURMA Act of 2022 This bill imposes sanctions pertaining to Burma (Myanmar) and addresses related issues. The President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on certain foreign persons (i.e., an individual or entity), including those that (1) knowingly operate in Burma's defense sector, (2) are responsible for or complicit in undermining Burma's democratic...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 4 statements associated with H.R.5497.

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 7, 2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
April 6, 2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
April 6, 2022
Considered under suspension of the rules.
April 6, 2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 6, 2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5497.
April 6, 2022
Mr. Meeks moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 6, 2022

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4204-4209)

April 6, 2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4204-4212)
Oct. 21, 2021
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Oct. 21, 2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 5, 2021
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Oct. 5, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Oct. 5, 2021

Introduced in the House by Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.)

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