Rep. Gohmert Introduces U. N. Accountability Act
REP. GOHMERT INTRODUCES U.N. ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
December 19, 2005
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (TX-01) recently introduced his bill to make U.N. member nations accountable for their anti-American positions. H.R. 4558, the United Nations Accountability Act, would prohibit U.S. financial assistance to member nations that vote in opposition to the U.S. on a consistent basis.
"It is critical that some of these nations receiving vast amounts of U.S. tax dollars realize some of us are tired of their working so hard against us," Gohmert said. "By introducing this legislation, I am continuing to encourage a deep look at our role as benefactor to countries who work so hard against us."
"Throwing money at our enemies has made them more contemptuous, not less. It is the role of government to protect its people, not pay others to hate us."
Rep. Gohmert has been pushing this bill since coming to Congress because he believes U.N. member nations should be held accountable for their actions. He offered a similar amendment in June of this year as part of H.R. 2745 the Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act of 2005. Although the amendment did not pass, it received 108 votes in support. By introducing this legislation, Rep. Gohmert is continuing to work to bring reform to the United Nations and increase accountability among member nations.
Rep. Louie Gohmert represents the First District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. He can be reached at http://gohmert.house.gov.