Myanmar sanctions resolution approved in House

House passage came after a brief debate in which several members spoke out against the ongoing human-rights violations, political suppression and killings that the government reportedly carries out against its people. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) said Myanmar's government is among the most brutal, and was joined on the floor by Reps. Charles BoustanyCharles BoustanyDavid Duke gets debate slot in La. Senate race The Trail 2016: Trump’s new enemy Prostitution fight tightens Louisiana Senate race MORE Jr. (R-La.), Jim McDermottJim McDermottHouse passes bill exempting some from ObamaCare mandate Government to step in if insurance companies don't offer affordable health care choices Dems fear they made a mistake passing ObamaCare provision MORE (D-Wash.), and Rush Holt (D-N.J.).

The resolution would extend import sanctions under the 2003 Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act, but only if approved by the Senate.