H.R. 5065 (111th): UNRWA Humanitarian Accountability Act

Introduced:
Apr 20, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Representative for Florida's 18th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 20, 2010
Length
6 pages
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Status

This bill was introduced on April 20, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 20, 2010
Referred to Committee Apr 20, 2010
 
Full Title

To ensure accountability for United States taxpayers' humanitarian assistance for Palestinian refugees.

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Cosponsors
26 cosponsors (26R) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

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4/20/2010--Introduced.
UNRWA Humanitarian Accountability Act - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to withhold U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) or to any successor or related entity unless the Secretary of State certifies to Congress that:
(1) no UNRWA official, employee, representative, or affiliate is a member of a foreign terrorist organization, has propagated anti-American, anti-Israel, or anti-Semitic rhetoric, or has used UNRWA resources to propagate political materials regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict;
(2) no UNRWA facility is used by a foreign terrorist organization;
(3) no UNRWA school uses educational materials that propagates anti-American, anti-Israel, or anti-Semitic rhetoric;
(4) UNRWA is subject to auditing oversight; and
(5) UNRWA holds no accounts or other affiliations with financial institutions deemed by the United States to be complicit in money laundering and terror financing.
Limits, upon certification compliance, U.S. contributions to UNRWA.

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