Ros-Lehtinen Introduces United Nations Reform Bill

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced the United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act (H.R. 2829), which places conditions on U.S. funding to the UN in order to achieve long awaited reform at that body. “We need a UN which will advance the noble goals for which…

Rep. Walsh introduces legislation to defend Israel

Today, Congressman Joe Walsh introduced a resolution supporting Israel’s right to annex Judea and Samaria in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral U.N. recognition of Palestinian statehood. It anticipates the General Assembly vote on recognition of Palestinian statehood scheduled for September 20. The resolution coincides with a bill being introduced…

Cliche-based foreign policy

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee kicked up a political storm this week. Tuesday Ros-Lehtinen introduced the United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act. If passed into law it would place stringent restrictions on US funding of the UN’s budget. The US currently funds 22…

Contesting Corruption at the United Nations

BY REID SMITH, AMERICAN SPECTATOR— House Republicans have announced plans to introduce legislation that would allow individual member states to choose which activities at the United Nations they want to fund. House Foreign Affairs Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is leading the charge for the voluntary budget measure that would also cut funding for Palestinian refugees, channel…