GOP House Members Introduce Bill to Withdraw from United Nations & kick it out of NYC
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22-01-2017, 11:51 AM (This post was last modified: 22-01-2017 11:54 AM by Shai Hulud.)
GOP House Members Introduce Bill to Withdraw from United Nations & kick it out of NYC
Congress.gov: H.R.193 - American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017

Quote: 115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 193

To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 3, 2017

Mr. Rogers of Alabama (for himself, Mr. Jones, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Smith of Missouri, and Mr. Massie) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
A BILL

To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Repeal of United Nations Participation Act of 1945.

(a) Repeal.—The United Nations Participation Act of 1945 (Public Law 79–264; 22 U.S.C. 287 et seq.) is repealed.

(b) Termination of membership in United Nations.—The President shall terminate all membership by the United States in the United Nations, and in any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations.

© Closure of United States Mission to United Nations.—The United States Mission to the United Nations is closed. Any remaining functions of such office shall not be carried out.

SEC. 3. Repeal of United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act.

(a) Repeal.—The United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act (Public Law 80–357) is repealed.

(b) Withdrawal.—The United States withdraws from the agreement between the United States of America and the United Nations regarding the headquarters of the United Nations (signed at Lake Success, New York, on June 26, 1947, which was brought into effect by the United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act).

SEC. 4. United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the United Nations.

No funds are authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available for assessed or voluntary contributions of the United States to the United Nations or to any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations, except that funds may be appropriated to facilitate termination of United States membership and withdrawal of United States personnel and equipment, in accordance with sections 2 and 3, respectively. Upon termination of United States membership, no payments shall be made to the United Nations or to any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations, out of any funds appropriated prior to such termination or out of any other funds available for such purposes.

SEC. 5. United Nations peacekeeping operations.

(a) Termination.—No funds are authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available for any United States contribution to any United Nations military or peacekeeping operation or force.

(b) Terminations of United States participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations.—No funds may be obligated or expended to support the participation of any member of the Armed Forces of the United States as part of any United Nations military or peacekeeping operation or force. No member of the Armed Forces of the United States may serve under the command of the United Nations.

SEC. 6. Withdrawal of United Nations presence in facilities of the government of the United States and repeal of diplomatic immunity.

(a) Withdrawal from United States Government property.—The United Nations (including any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations) may not occupy or use any property or facility of the United States Government.

(b) Diplomatic immunity.—No officer or employee of the United Nations (including any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations) or any representative, officer, or employee of any mission to the United Nations of any foreign government shall be entitled to enjoy the privileges and immunities of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961, nor may any such privileges and immunities be extended to any such individual. The privileges, exemptions, and immunities provided for in the International Organizations Immunities Act of December 29, 1945 (59 Stat. 669; 22 U.S.C. 288 et seq.), or in any agreement or treaty to which the United States is a party, including the agreement entitled “Agreement Between the United Nations and the United States of America Regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations”, signed June 26, 1947 (22 U.S.C. 287 note), and the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, entered into force with respect to the United States on April 29, 1970 (21 UST 1418; TIAS 6900; UNTS 16), shall not apply to the United Nations or to any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations, to the officers and employees of the United Nations, or of any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations, or to the families, suites, or servants of such officers or employees.

SEC. 7. Repeal of United States membership and participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

The joint resolution entitled “A joint resolution providing for membership and participation by the United States in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, and authorizing an appropriation therefor”, approved July 30, 1946 (Public Law 79–565, 22 U.S.C. 287m et seq.), is repealed.

SEC. 8. Repeal of United Nations Environment Program Participation Act of 1973.

The United Nations Environment Program Participation Act of 1973 (22 U.S.C. 287 note) is repealed.

SEC. 9. Repeal of United States participation in the World Health Organization.

The joint resolution entitled “Joint Resolution providing for membership and participation by the United States in the World Health Organization and authorizing an appropriation therefor”, approved June 14, 1948 (22 U.S.C. 290), is repealed.

SEC. 10. Repeal of involvement in United Nations conventions and agreements.

Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the United States will end any participation in any conventions and agreements with the United Nations and any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations. Any remaining functions of such conventions and agreements shall not be carried out.

SEC. 11. Reemployment with United States Government after service with an international organization.

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the rights of employees under subchapter IV of chapter 35 of title 5, United States Code, relating to reemployment after service with an international organization.

SEC. 12. Notification.

Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall notify the United Nations and any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations of the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 13. Effective date.

Except as otherwise provided, this Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date that is two years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

Murrica First apparently? Three House Republicans have introduced a bill to withdraw the United States of America from the United Nations, all efforts associated with the United Nations (from peacekeeping to the World Health Organization, to one would imagine, UNICEF), kick the United Nations headquarters out of the United States, and withdraw from all agreements we've signed as a member...within 2 years of passage of the bill, if passed. (Few weeks old, but just noticed it.)

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22-01-2017, 12:13 PM
RE: GOP House Members Introduce Bill to Withdraw from United Nations & kick it out of NYC
I disagree with this. A full departure seems extreme. I would like to see other countries pay their fair share or our share minimized.

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22-01-2017, 12:15 PM
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This ain't the first time that ultra right wingers have done this -- and real safe bet --- it won't be the last.

I'd say it's got about as much a chance as OJ Simpson getting laid in a lesbian bar....................

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22-01-2017, 12:22 PM
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One of my Facebook friends was just complaining that only 5% of UNICEF's funding goes the their causes.

Quick check to Charity Navigator says no Rolleyes
https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.c...orgid=4617

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22-01-2017, 01:02 PM
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Charity Navigator (and Snopes) have both been called "liberal propaganda" by people on my FB feed before. <.<

And normally I'd say this would stand no chance, but I just spent two years saying, "oh there's no way Trump will win..."

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23-01-2017, 04:04 PM
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Can we get it relocated to Canada, pretty please!! (so long as it's not Toronto).
My kids would LOVE a chance to intern there.
I nominate Montreal.

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23-01-2017, 04:24 PM
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(23-01-2017 04:04 PM)Reducetarian Wrote:  Can we get it relocated to Canada, pretty please!! (so long as it's not Toronto).
My kids would LOVE a chance to intern there.
I nominate Montreal.

Why not St. John's, Newfoundland? Consider
It would help the Maritimes economy.
And only serious diplomats would ever want to be assigned since it's not Montréal.

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23-01-2017, 04:40 PM
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@Chas

St-John is a beautiful quiet city. You don't want to mess its charms with the UN seat. I think Halifax would be a better choice. Still in the Maritimes and more cosmopolitan that Newfoundland capital. It's also a nice city.

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23-01-2017, 07:53 PM
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Dear World,

We're not all idiots.

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23-01-2017, 07:54 PM
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This same bill with the same sponsor has been introduced and ignored for the last like 20-30 years.

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