H. R. 3797
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 14, 2017
Mr. Walker introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
To withhold United States contributions to the regularly assessed biennial budget of the United
Nations until the United Nations adopts a definition of
international terrorism concurrent with United States laws, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Define it to Fight it Act of 2017.
Withholding of funds
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State shall withhold ten percent of United States contributions to the regularly assessed biennial budget of the United Nations until such time as the United Nations adopts a definition of
international terrorism that is concurrent with United States laws.
Use of funds
Contributions withheld pursuant to subsection (a) shall be returned to the general fund of the Treasury to be used for debt reduction purposes.
international terrorism means terrorism involving—
one or more citizens of a country; or
the territory of one or more countries,
terrorism means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by an individual, subnational group, or clandestine agent, and includes activities relating to terrorism, including training, fund-raising, financing, or recruitment.
territory means the land, water, or airspace of a country.