Rogers Applauds President Trump’s UN Proposal

Jan 26, 2017

(Washington, DC)—Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement today after reports that President Trump plans to issue an Executive Order to reduce voluntary U.S. support for the United Nations by 40 percent.

            “I applaud President Trump as he starts to address our role in the United Nations. I strongly believe that the U.N. is a wasteful bureaucracy that actively works against American values and does not deserve to be subsidized by the U.S. taxpayer.  This proposed funding cut is a great first step. I look forward to working closely with the Trump administration on this important issue”

            Rogers’ first act in the 115th Congress was to reintroduce his bill, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, which would end the United States’ involvement in the United Nations. 

            “The U.S. bankrolls nearly 22 percent of the U.N.'s annual budget. Still, the U.N. continues to promote many ideals that attack American sovereignty. Most recently, the UN Security Council sided with Palestine and passed a resolution condemning Israel’s settlements in Jerusalem. Attacks against one of the United States’ greatest allies are just the most recent chapter in the UN’s dangerous agenda. Other alarming U.N. initiatives have included The Law of the Sea Treaty, The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change’s recent move to re-establish an international regulation regime to end global warming, which would heavily target fossil fuels, and the potential Arms Trade Treaty, which would threaten our Second Amendment rights.”

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