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H.R. 4237: United Nations Voting Accountability Act of 2017

About the bill

Of the 14 nations which received the most American foreign aid money in 2016, only one voted with America at the U.N. more than half the time: Israel. All those other countries voted with the U.S. less than half the time — usually much less.

Should we be giving so much money to nations which disagree with us so frequently — or often even hate us?

What the bill does

The United Nations Voting Accountability Act [H.R. 4237] would discontinue any American foreign aid towards a nation which voted ...

Sponsor and status

Louie Gohmert Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 3, 2017
Length: 5 pages

Nov 3, 2017


Introduced on Nov 3, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on November 3, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Nov 3, 2017

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H.R. 4237 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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