A key House Republican is quickly pressing forward with her goals to scale back U.S. funding for the United Nations.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told The Hill that oversight would be a key function of the panel, particularly funding to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) that is "a waste of taxpayer dollars."
"I'd like to make sure that we once and for all kill all U.S. funding for that beast," she said last month. "Because I don't think that it advances U.S. interests, I don't think that that's a pro-democracy group, it's a rogue's gallery, pariah states, they belong there because they don't want to be sanctioned."
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Answer by LoriKeet at 7:11 PM on Jan. 23, 2011
Cut back, sure- I do not know why the US must shoulder the majority of the financial burden. Eliminate funding AND participation? or just funding? No- there is still humanitarian interests that need to be monitored.
Answer by Sisteract at 7:35 PM on Jan. 23, 2011
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Answer by SweetLuci at 10:48 PM on Jan. 23, 2011
CUT! CUT! CUT!
Answer by agentwanda at 12:29 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
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