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H.R. 3797: Define it to Fight it Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 14, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3797

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 14, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Define it to Fight it Act of 2017.

2.

Withholding of funds

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

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.

(c)

Definitions

(1)

International terrorism

The term international terrorism means terrorism involving—

(A)

one or more citizens of a country; or

(B)

the territory of one or more countries,

if the government of any such country consents to, or with knowledge, allows, tolerates, or disregards the activities of any such citizen or such use of the territory of any such country, including using such territory as a transit point.
(2)

Terrorism

The term 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.

(3)

Territory

The term territory means the land, water, or airspace of a country.