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house Bill H. Con. Res. 90

Condemning the Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya in Burma

Argument in favor

Congress should condemn the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Burma and for humanitarian access to the region to be restored.

ChiTownMom's Opinion
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12/05/2017
When is ethnic cleansing or genocide ever okay? If Myanmar has nothing to hide, why are they barring the UN from having access? Why are entire villages suddenly no longer on satellite images? And what are those large burned areas that are appearing where there used to be villages. What a JOKE that Aung San Suu Kyi got the nobel peace prize. It should be revoked and her name stricken from the records. She has not done anything to alleviate this situation. She has actually helped to further their suffering. If you do not fight for the least of mankind, then you are no humanitarian.
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11/13/2017
John Katko, doesn’t care about helping the Rohingya. The Rakhine State is years away from central banking. He’ll be out of office before Trump sends in the kerosene and bulldozers to cover up the atrocities, committed by the Myanmar government.
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12/05/2017
Do I even need a reason to request an end to ethnic cleansing?
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Argument opposed

The U.S. doesn’t need to involve itself with the situation in Burma and this resolution is non-binding.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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12/05/2017
Need I point out the absolute hypocrisy of of leaving the UN Committee on Migration, instituting a Muslim travel ban on numerous countries who have not caused us harm but leaving out the one country that absolutely did cause 9/11? Would it be hypocritical to point out 45’s retweet of 3 inflammatory but discredited videos by Right Wing Extremists in Britain defaming Muslims? Will this NON-BINDING AGREEMENT provide any bit of help at all to these people in the middle of a genocide by a Congress and President who are doing all they can to make Muslim a dirty word and second class citizens in this very country. Until there is a Binding agreement to help, I vote no as this is only humanitarian window dressing.
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NoHedges's Opinion
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12/04/2017
You have no leg to stand on TO CONDEMN ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELVES. Pass your damn Tax bill so that all of you, including 45, are no longer any use to the far right and watch this house of cards topple right on top of you. Trust me, your donors aren’t going to part with a cent come re-election. You are the the epidbme of the stooge driving the car and the perfect scapegoat all rolled into one. Those donors won’t waste a dime on you once they don’t have to. They have no loyalty beyond their bank account, which you will actually help with a final boast from your prison sentence. And the American people... well you have certainly burned all of your bridges there. Besides the American people, well, they can file an extension and an extension and an extension. Sure, you won’t have to pay this year, but neither will we. And unlike you, who will save a bundle, we will get another bite of the apple and those corporate policies including tax breaks will be a joke. Once again, you will win the battle only to see every inch taken back. Just like Vietnam. Because the retaliation for what you have done, will be so fueled that you might be looking at as much as 50% in a year or three and those regulatory fees well those will have enough fuel to finally pass as well. Old Corporate America take your win and leave before America shows you and your supporters the door to your new home, filling all those for profit prison quotas. And all those upper middle class lawyers that you just screwed over... well, they will be all to happy to represent both the young and old corporate America, for a fee of course.
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Keith's Opinion
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12/05/2017
First, let us condemn the racial and socioeconomic and religious cleansing happening in our own country. 1. We do nothing to quell the islamophobia happening around the country. The president proposes a travel ban from Islamic nations, and the Right considers this a great idea. Meanwhile, in just the last year, the only act of domestic terrorism not committed by a white middle aged male US citizen was the attack in New York! And then the president took to Twitter to demand the death penalty, which automatically ruled out the idea of an unbiased jury. 2. The proposed tax plan seeks to overturn the Johnson Amendment, giving churches the right to endorse candidates. Meanwhile, clergy reading bible verses in the senate building were arrested while that decision was being made. So do you want to give freedoms to all Christians—should be all faith groups—or just a particular right leaning group of them? I am a Christian, and a minister, I do not want to see the Johnson Amendment touched. It protects churches from themselves. 3. This tax plan caters to the rich, and abandons the poor, and seeks to kick 13 million people off insurance. That’s social Darwinism in action! The survival of the fittest and richest. You’re the pro-life Party! Why does legislatively killing the poor and people of color not bother you? Is the life outside the womb not as precious as the one in it? You want me to endorse the US condemning ethnic cleansing in other countries. Well, I want you to condemn it in our own. As the campaign promise stated, “America first!” And that starts with condemning the actions of the president. White supremacists are like cats; they probably only like you because you’re feeding them. This is not a man who lacks experience, as Paul Ryan wants to continually tout. This is a man who continually shows that he is unfit for service. He continually shows that he lacks compassion and a conscience, and will lie and flip on campaign promises if it means a pat on the back. This is beyond politics. As we have seen from Libya, the president’s tweets have real-world consequences.
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concurrent resolution Progress


  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The house Passed December 6th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 422 Yea / 3 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedNovember 7th, 2017

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What is House Bill H. Con. Res. 90?

This resolution would condemn the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and call for an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma. It would condemn attacks against civilians by Burma’s security services and call for an end to such attacks, while also condemning attacks carried out by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army but warning that those don’t justify the human rights violations carried out in response.

The resolution would also call on Burma’s government and security forces to implement the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, including those relating to justice, reconciliation, humanitarian aid, and citizenship. It would urge support and access for the United Nations Fact Finding Mission to Burma, and call on Burma’s government to allow refugees to voluntarily return to Burma without undue restriction and to change laws that have contributed to insecurity in the state of Rakhine.

As a concurrent resolution this legislation could be approved by both chambers of Congress but wouldn’t have the force of law.

Impact

The government of Burma, the Rohingya, and Congress.

Cost of House Bill H. Con. Res. 90

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-Depth: House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) offered the following statement on Rep. Joe Crowley’s (D-NY) resolution to condemn the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya:

“In recent months, we’ve heard horrific stories of young Rohingya mothers torn from their burning homes, drowned children, and mass executions. Many consider the Rohingya the most persecuted minority in the world. This resolution calls for an end to all violence in Burma, and for the military and government to allow refugees to return home.”

This legislation passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee on a voice vote and has the support of 25 bipartisan cosponsors, including 15 Democrats and 10 Republicans.


Of Note: The ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims of Burma has been subject to severe persecution by the government of Burma, and more than 600,000 have fled the country. In November 2017 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the situation “ethnic cleansing”, a designation that will open the door to targeted sanctions against the regime.


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Summary by Eric Revell

(Photo Credit: Michal Fialkowski / iStock)

Official Title

Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the violence in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma.

    When is ethnic cleansing or genocide ever okay? If Myanmar has nothing to hide, why are they barring the UN from having access? Why are entire villages suddenly no longer on satellite images? And what are those large burned areas that are appearing where there used to be villages. What a JOKE that Aung San Suu Kyi got the nobel peace prize. It should be revoked and her name stricken from the records. She has not done anything to alleviate this situation. She has actually helped to further their suffering. If you do not fight for the least of mankind, then you are no humanitarian.
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    Need I point out the absolute hypocrisy of of leaving the UN Committee on Migration, instituting a Muslim travel ban on numerous countries who have not caused us harm but leaving out the one country that absolutely did cause 9/11? Would it be hypocritical to point out 45’s retweet of 3 inflammatory but discredited videos by Right Wing Extremists in Britain defaming Muslims? Will this NON-BINDING AGREEMENT provide any bit of help at all to these people in the middle of a genocide by a Congress and President who are doing all they can to make Muslim a dirty word and second class citizens in this very country. Until there is a Binding agreement to help, I vote no as this is only humanitarian window dressing.
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    Do I even need a reason to request an end to ethnic cleansing?
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    John Katko, doesn’t care about helping the Rohingya. The Rakhine State is years away from central banking. He’ll be out of office before Trump sends in the kerosene and bulldozers to cover up the atrocities, committed by the Myanmar government.
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    You have no leg to stand on TO CONDEMN ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELVES. Pass your damn Tax bill so that all of you, including 45, are no longer any use to the far right and watch this house of cards topple right on top of you. Trust me, your donors aren’t going to part with a cent come re-election. You are the the epidbme of the stooge driving the car and the perfect scapegoat all rolled into one. Those donors won’t waste a dime on you once they don’t have to. They have no loyalty beyond their bank account, which you will actually help with a final boast from your prison sentence. And the American people... well you have certainly burned all of your bridges there. Besides the American people, well, they can file an extension and an extension and an extension. Sure, you won’t have to pay this year, but neither will we. And unlike you, who will save a bundle, we will get another bite of the apple and those corporate policies including tax breaks will be a joke. Once again, you will win the battle only to see every inch taken back. Just like Vietnam. Because the retaliation for what you have done, will be so fueled that you might be looking at as much as 50% in a year or three and those regulatory fees well those will have enough fuel to finally pass as well. Old Corporate America take your win and leave before America shows you and your supporters the door to your new home, filling all those for profit prison quotas. And all those upper middle class lawyers that you just screwed over... well, they will be all to happy to represent both the young and old corporate America, for a fee of course.
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    How can we condemn another country for doing what we are doing by denying refugees entry into our country??? I wish I lived in an America which could condemn such human atrocities without hypocrisy, but I don’t, and I’m ashamed.
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    Several months too late, Congress. Also, just call it for what it is: Genocide.
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    If we can't love and care for humanity, what are we?
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    First, let us condemn the racial and socioeconomic and religious cleansing happening in our own country. 1. We do nothing to quell the islamophobia happening around the country. The president proposes a travel ban from Islamic nations, and the Right considers this a great idea. Meanwhile, in just the last year, the only act of domestic terrorism not committed by a white middle aged male US citizen was the attack in New York! And then the president took to Twitter to demand the death penalty, which automatically ruled out the idea of an unbiased jury. 2. The proposed tax plan seeks to overturn the Johnson Amendment, giving churches the right to endorse candidates. Meanwhile, clergy reading bible verses in the senate building were arrested while that decision was being made. So do you want to give freedoms to all Christians—should be all faith groups—or just a particular right leaning group of them? I am a Christian, and a minister, I do not want to see the Johnson Amendment touched. It protects churches from themselves. 3. This tax plan caters to the rich, and abandons the poor, and seeks to kick 13 million people off insurance. That’s social Darwinism in action! The survival of the fittest and richest. You’re the pro-life Party! Why does legislatively killing the poor and people of color not bother you? Is the life outside the womb not as precious as the one in it? You want me to endorse the US condemning ethnic cleansing in other countries. Well, I want you to condemn it in our own. As the campaign promise stated, “America first!” And that starts with condemning the actions of the president. White supremacists are like cats; they probably only like you because you’re feeding them. This is not a man who lacks experience, as Paul Ryan wants to continually tout. This is a man who continually shows that he is unfit for service. He continually shows that he lacks compassion and a conscience, and will lie and flip on campaign promises if it means a pat on the back. This is beyond politics. As we have seen from Libya, the president’s tweets have real-world consequences.
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    Of course we should condemn ethnic cleansing. However, I fear such actions from us now will mean nothing. Donald J Trump and the GOP controlled legislative branch have made the United States a footnote in history. The leader of the free world is Germany, and China is on the ascent. Thanks to the incompetence, greed, and arrogance of Donald J Trump and the GOP we are now a country that stands for socialism for the 1% and increased taxes for the working class. We are now a country who’s political party currently in charge is actively supporting a pedophile. The party of Lincoln is dead.
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    How to address this issue? If the US were what it should be our condemnation would mean something but Congress and this Administration condemning ethnic cleansing with the total lack of moral authority carries little meaning. We are refusing assistance to refugees fleeing persecution because of their religion why would our words carry any weight? Until we are willing to do more than talk we should not condemn anyone to loudly. We are as guilty as those we condemn.
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    This is a matter of human conscience
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    Congress, you were way too late on this one.
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    We have a moral obligation to assist groups who are under attack.
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    The very fact that we have to even discuss the idea of condemning ethic cleansing is upsetting. This should not be an issue in our current day world. Yet, since it is, we have to end it. Now.
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    Why wouldn't this slaughter of Rohingya men, women, and children be condemned? Oh, because then we would need to look in our own back yard at our talk of ethnic purity? "Blood and soil" to quote Trump's friends and backers?
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    Please take action on this. This is a genocide and the president needs to speak against what's happening in Burma and call the global community to act.
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    I feel the hypocrite saying yay to this one, in spite of the fact that our nation is being turned into a no-inclusion nation, but this bill is the right thing to do even if my House representative has voted for all things bigoted.
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    Let’s get back in the humanitarian aid and promotion of global human rights business.
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    Never again means never again!
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