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S. 2060 (115th): Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2018

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A bill to promote democracy and human rights in Burma, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John McCain

Sponsor. Senator for Arizona. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2018
Length: 80 pages
Nov 2, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 7, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


24 Cosponsors (21 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

McCain, cardin bill on burma accountability passes senate foreign relations committee
    — Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018] (Sponsor) on Feb 7, 2018

Cardin, McCain Bill on Burma Accountability Passes Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 7, 2018

Flake Bill Protects Retirees from Federal Order to Demolish Privately-Owned Homes
    — Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ, 2013-2018] on Nov 7, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 2060 will add $127 million in new spending through 2023.


Nov 2, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 7, 2018
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S. 2060 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2060. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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