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Passed Senate amended (12/16/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on December 10, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Congratulates the people of Burma for embracing democracy through their participation in the November 8, 2015, general elections and for their efforts in developing a democratic society.

Recognizes the National League for Democracy's victory as a reflection of the will of the Burmese people.

Calls on the Union Solidarity Development Party to undertake a peaceful transfer of power to a new government.

Encourages all parties to pursue national reconciliation talks.

Recognizes that important impediments remain to the realization of full democratic and civilian government in Burma, including the reservation of unelected seats for the military and the disenfranchisement of groups including the Rohingya.

Calls on the government of Burma to support meaningful efforts to reform the 2008 Constitution of Burma.

Encourages the President to ensure that any changes in U.S. policy toward Burma, including the relaxation of any restrictions, are aligned with support for genuine democratic transition.