Tell Congress: keep the BURMA Act in the NDAA
Tell your Members of Congress to keep the BURMA Act in the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act).
Thanks to the leadership of U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks (D, New York), the BURMA Act has been incorporated as an amendment to House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2023 (H.R. 7900). Our task now to insist that this BURMA Act language remains in the final bill that goes to President Biden for his signature.
Originally introduced in both the Senate (S.2937) and the House (H.R.5497), the BURMA Act provides crucial U.S. support for the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in Myanmar. The BURMA Act will, not only sanction and hold accountable the Myanmar military, but also provide support to Burmese civil society and much needed humanitarian assistance directly to the Myanmar people.
The decision of whether the Burma Act remains in the NDAA depends principally on the leadership of the Senate and House Armed Services committees: Senator Jack Reed (D, Rhode Island), Senator James Inhofe (R, Oklahoma), Representative Adam Smith (D, Washington), and Representative Mike Rogers (R, Alabama).
Please tell your Members of Congress to urge the leadership of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees to keep the BURMA Act in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2023.