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 BoustanyBoeing tells lawmakers sale of planes to Iran well-known part of nuclear agreement The Trail 2016: Post-Orlando maneuvers Senate campaign posts private conversation on Facebook MORE Jr. (R-La.), Jim McDermottJim McDermott'Will on the Hill' pokes fun at 2016 election Overnight Healthcare: House mental health bill finally moving forward Lawmakers urge Obama not to send shoulder-fired missiles to Syria 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.