CAM Letter to the House SFOPS Subcommittee Regarding FY2023

August 23, 2022


The Honorable Barbara Lee, Chairwoman                          The Honorable Hal Rogers, Ranking Member

U.S. House Subcommittee of State,                                       U.S. House Subcommittee of State,

Foreign Operations and Related Programs                          Foreign Operations and Related Programs

U.S. House of Representatives                                                U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, DC 20515                                                             Washington, DC 20515


Dear Chairwoman Lee and Ranking Member Rogers,


My name is Zo Tum Hmung, Executive Director of the Chin Association of Maryland (CAM), a non-profit organization that advocates for religious freedom and human rights in Burma. I am writing to request the inclusion of specific language related to Burma in the final text of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2023.


  1. Explicit commitment of new funding for FY 2023 that will number no less than the FY 2022 amount of $136,127,000 for Burma.
  2. Language that specifies the pursuit of religious freedom as an intended use of funding.
  3. Inclusion of Burma’s ethnic states and Sagaing Region as areas of deep humanitarian concern with a high number of internally displaced persons and great humanitarian need.
  4. Explicit support for cross-border assistance to Burma via India as well as Thailand.


Please find CAM’s full recommendations in the attached document. Thank you for the Committee’s work to support Burma’s pro-democracy organizations and ensure accountability for the Burmese military.



Zo Tum Hmung

CAM Executive Director



The Honorable Grace Meng, The Honorable David E. Price, The Honorable Lois Frankel, The Honorable Norma J. Torres, The Honorable Adriano Espaillat, The Honorable Jennifer Wexton, The Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart, The Honorable Guy Reschenthaler, The Honorable Julia Letlow

Download: CAM Letter to the House SFOPS Subcommittee

Download: CAM’s Full Recommendations to the House SFOPS Subcommittee