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 William BoustanyDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Americans worried about retirement should look to employee ownership Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns MORE Jr. (R-La.), Jim McDermottJames (Jim) Adelbert McDermottLobbying World Dem lawmaker: Israel's accusations start of 'war on the American government' Dem to Trump on House floor: ‘Stop tweeting’ 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.