Congressional Briefings

CAM regularly meets with U.S. Senators, Representatives, and their staff to conduct briefings on atrocities in Burma and legislation related to the country. CAM’s current advocacy goals with Congress include:

  • Accountability: Adopting a Congressional resolution condemning the Tatmadaw’s atrocities against Christians across Burma and demanding they immediately cease the violence. CAM has also joined the effort to pass H.Res.86 / S.Res.20, which condemns the Burmese military for gross violations of human rights and the 2021 military coup.
  • Humanitarian Assistance: Funding the work of local organizations helping refugees from Burma in Mizoram, India as well as providing cross-border aid over the Indo-Burma border to Chin State.
  • Appropriations: Ensuring that the final FY 2024 Appropriations Act includes $167 million in funding for Burma in accordance with the current Senate Bill, and ensuring that the language of the final bill requires the provision of non-lethal and technical assistance to pro-democracy forces in Burma.

CAM’s past work includes successful advocacy for the passage of the BURMA Act of 2022 and the inclusion of $136 million in funding for Burma in the FY 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Left – Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Right – Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

On September 18, 2023, CAM held a Briefing at the Russell Senate Office Building, entitled Escalating Atrocities Against Christians in Burma. A video of the briefing is now available below.

CAM Congressional Briefing Video