2 Responses to “US about to cut UN funding and foreign aid?”

  1. 1 gstaadblog October 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    As the Huffington Post points out:

    This is hardly the GOP’s first threat to defund the U.N. Last month, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced similar legislation. Earlier this year, House Republicans tried to cut off a U.N. climate science body as part of a large EPA cuts package. The U.S. currently provides 22 percent of the U.N.’s budget.

  2. 2 gstaadblog October 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Update 10/12/2011: According to UN Wire “Clinton would recommend a veto of Ros-Lehtinen’s bill”:

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she would recommend that President Barack Obama veto legislation proposed by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to change the way the U.S. contributes to the United Nations. In a letter, Clinton said the bill would curtail U.S. participation in the world body, damage long-standing treaty commitments and jeopardize troop safety overseas.

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