A Republican-proposed House Resolution has quietly slipped past the public radar – proposing that the United States withdraw its membership from the United Nations, just as another bill was being concocted to cut US funding to the body.The north state's Rep. Doug LaMalfa hasn't made any public statements about the bill, but he did vote in favor of a House measure calling on the UN to repeal the anti-Israel resolution it passed without objections from the Obama administration in December.
Rogers and other prominent Republicans have repeatedly voiced the idea that US taxpayer money should not go to an organization that does not promote US interests – especially one that does not stick up for Israel together with the US. The new document is merely the latest manifestation of sentiment that has been brewing for some time.
The bill was quietly introduced on January 3 and was passed on to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. If approved, the bill would take two years to take effect. It would also repeal the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, signed in the aftermath of WWII.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Today in the Lantern: Bill would withdraw US from UN
The Shasta Lantern's Red Smith reports: