U.S. House Approves New Burma Sanctions

Excerpts from a House Foreign Affairs Committee press release: Washington, DC – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed tough legislation authored by Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, to squeeze the brutal military junta now ruling Burma. The Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act (H.R. 3890) will block the importation of blood rubies from Burma into the United States and prevent American taxpayer money from subsidizing business activities in Burma by U.S. companies – most notably, Chevron. . . . H.R. 3890 will halt the Burmese practice of avoiding U.S. sanctions by […]

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