The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to renew a ban on the import of Burmese products to the United States and a freeze on the assets of senior Burmese officials.
The lawmakers voted Tuesday to renew the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act first passed in 2003.
At the time President Bush said in a statement the sanctions were meant as a clear signal to Burma's government that it must release democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners.
President Bush also said in that statement that denying Burmese leaders funding gives them strong incentive for democratic change.
The Senate and President Bush must also approve the renewal of sanctions before the measures can take effect.