Issue Position: Foreign Policy, Trade, & Defense - Burma
The human rights situation in Burma is appalling. I support continued sanctions on Burma's ruling regime due to their total disregard for the civil rights of their citizens. I voted in favor of the Burma Freedom and Democracy Act in 2003, banning imports from Burma. I am proud of the efforts of activists throughout the United States and the world to draw attention to the plight of the Burmese people, and especially proud that the Free Burma Coalition had its roots in Wisconsin.
As their1990 election made clear, the Burmese people want a democratic government. We must stand up for democracy throughout the world. The United States must also continue to highlight the terrible human rights abuses occurring in Burma, including torture, forced labor, arbitrary arrest, child labor, rape and murder. I support the full range of U.S. sanctions against the ruling regime unit until it ends human rights abuses.