This bill would withhold all U.S. support for UNRWA unless the secretary of state certified that no UNRWA official or affiliate was a member of a U.S.-designated terrorist organization or propagated related views, including anti-U.S., anti-Israel, or anti-Semitic rhetoric; no UNRWA facility was used by a terrorist organization; no UNRWA school used anti-U.S., anti-Israel, or anti-Semitic materials; UNRWA was subject to sufficient auditing oversight; and, UNRWA was unaffiliated with financial institutions or banks complicit in money laundering and ‘terror financing.’
It also expresses a series of policy goals, including transferring responsibility for Palestinian refugees to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and changing UNRWA’s own definition of ‘Palestine refugee’ to drastically reduce the agency’s beneficiaries.
3 cosponsors (3R).
See also: H.R. 3155 or 9/19/13.
Last major action: 9/18/14 Referred to the House Comm. on Foreign Affairs.