Budd Amendment Adopted To Block Terrorist Funding

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Washington, September 7, 2017 | comments
If you deliberately commit terrorism, your family should not get a bonus, and that bonus should certainly not be paid for with American taxpayer dollars.
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Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Ted Budd’s (R-NC) first amendment was adopted today as a part of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018. The amendment makes sure that no federal funds will be used to honor or compensate the families of jailed or martyred terrorists in the West Bank and Gaza.

“It is estimated that the Palestinian Authority spends 10% of its budget on payouts to the families of dead or captured terrorists.  If you deliberately commit terrorism, your family should not get a bonus, and that bonus should certainly not be paid for with American taxpayer dollars.  Until that happens I’m going to work on pressuring the Palestinian Authority to stop incentivizing terrorism. I’m thankful for the support of Reps. Meadows (R-NC) and Lamborn (R-CO) as well as others in our conference on this, and I’m hopeful we’ll see this policy change.”    

 
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