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Posts Tagged ‘US Senator Mitch McConnell’ (6 found)

Post-Election Transition is a Potential Watershed for Reform Efforts, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the recent elections in Burma […]

November 17, 2015  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Republican Leader calls Burmese Junta’s announcement a ‘mockery of the democratic process’

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Friday on the announcement by the Burmese junta that their election will be on November 7, 2010:
“Although the Burmese junta will characterize the charade it announced today as an election–an exercise that only the junta considers meaningful–November 7, 2010 will be just another day in Burma, marked by continued government oppression and hardship for its people. […]

August 13, 2010  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Senate Approves McConnell-Feinstein Resolution to Renew Import Sanctions against Burma’s Military Junta

The Senate today approved a measure co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), along with Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), to renew sanctions against the Burmese military junta. The resolution includes an import ban on all Burmese goods entering the U.S. and visa restrictions on officials from the military regime[…]

July 22, 2010  •  By US Senator Dianne Feinstein  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Senator McConnell Speech

The United States must deny this regime the legitimacy it so craves and await the day when the Burmese people will be permitted to govern their own affairs.’

Click here to listen to Senator McConnell’s speech on the renewal of economic sanctions on Burma[…]

July 22, 2010  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Senators Mark 20th Anniversary of Burmese Election, Condemn Continuing Repression

A bipartisan group of Senators — including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Judd Gregg (R-NH), John McCain (R-AZ), and Sam Brownback (R-KS) — issued the following statement today, on the twentieth anniversary of the last general election in Burma […]

May 27, 2010  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell, US Senator Joe Lieberman, US Senator Dianne Fienstein, US Senator Judd Gregg, US Senator John McCain, US Senator Sam Brownback  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

We Must Deny the Military Regime in Burma the Legitimacy it Craves

‘A sanctions regime says to the junta and the world…the United States does not view this government as having the support of its citizenry’

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the bill to renew sanctions against the Burmese junta:

“Today I rise to introduce a bill that would renew sanctions against the Burmese junta. As in years past, I am joined in this effort by my good friend, Senator Feinstein. Senators McCain, Durbin, Gregg and Lieberman are original cosponsors of this bipartisan legislation and continue to be leaders on the issue.[…]

May 5, 2010  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤