The Burmese military’s coup on February 1, 2021 destroyed Burma’s fragile progress toward democracy. As the world’s leading democracy, the U.S. must condemn the Tatmadaw’s actions and work with the international community to resolve this crisis. This resolution sets forth specific actions for relevant governing bodies and U.S. officials to take in service of this aim.
This toothless resolution is an unnecessary symbolic gesture. The Biden administration is already imposing sanctions and working with international partners to urge other nations to impose consequences on the coup’s leaders and calling on the Tatmadaw to release Aung San Suu Kyi and other majority party leaders.