H.Res. 1677: Condemning the Burmese regime's undemocratic upcoming elections on November 7, 2010.

H.Res. 1677

Condemning the Burmese regime's undemocratic upcoming elections on November 7, 2010.

Date
November 17, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1677 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Donald Manzullo (R-IL) on September 29, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1677 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Denounces the one-sided, undemocratic, and illegitimate actions of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) that seek to legitimize military rule through a flawed election process;
  • “Denounces the military regime's dissolution of the National League for Democracy and insists that no government in Burma can be considered democratic or legitimate without the participation of Aung San Suu Kyi, the National League for Democracy, and ethnic nationalities and the full restoration of democracy, freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and internationally recognized human rights for all Burmese citizens;
  • “Insists that Burma's military regime begin an immediate transition toward national reconciliation, and the full restoration of democracy, freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and internationally recognized human rights for all Burmese citizens;
  • “Demands the immediate and unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi, detained Buddhist monks, and all other political prisoners and prisoners of conscience;
  • “Calls on the Administration to not support or recognize the military regime's elections as legitimate;
  • “Calls on the Burmese junta to change the current flawed constitution by permitting members of the democratic opposition and ethnic minorities to participate in government and that these changes are made before the 2010 elections;
  • “Calls for full accountability of those responsible for human rights violations;
  • “Urges support for a credible and robust international inquiry to investigate the Burmese regime's war crimes, crimes against humanity, and system of impunity; and
  • “Calls for the Administration to fully implement the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008 by nominating the Special Representative and Policy Coordinator on Burma and by imposing the required financial sanctions as soon as possible.”