A press release from Congressman Don Manzullo:
Manzullo Votes to Withhold Funding From the United Nations
[WASHINGTON] U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo (R-IL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, issued the statement below after voting in support of the United Nations (UN) Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act (H.R. 2829), legislation he cosponsored, to withhold funding for the UN until that organization makes meaningful reforms.
“Every year, the UN spends hundreds of millions of American taxpayer dollars to further goals that are clearly against the interests of the United States and Israel. Yet, despite these actions, and irrespective of America’s massive government debt, the U.S. continues to fund the UN through payment of mandatory dues.
“The UN is no longer a credible organization when countries like North Korea, a state-sponsor of terrorism and serial weapons proliferator, is appointed to lead the UN Conference on Disarmament.
“Today’s successful passage of the UN Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act out of the Foreign Affairs Committee is an important step towards stopping this ridiculous cycle. The only way to achieve real reform is to put the UN bureaucrats on notice that unconditional funding is a thing of the past. It is time to stop wasting America taxpayer funds at the UN.”
The UN Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act seeks to end, among other items, the decades old practice of mandatory payments to the UN by implementing a voluntary payment system.