Every so often, we discover shared view with liberals. It takes a great deal of diligent work and persuading, yet once in a while a couple of them see reason and work to help conservatives. Such was the situation when an essential law was passed in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One that will save lives and fight terrorism.
Legislation that would cut U.S. Funding to the Palestinian Authority until it stops payments to terrorists and their families passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with bipartisan support.
The bill passed through the committee in 17 to 4 votes. It was supported by all the Republican members of the committee, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), An original cosponsor of the bill, and six of the Democrats-Sens. Ben Cardin (Md.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Tim Kaine (Va.), Ed Markey (Mass.), Chris Coons (Del.), And Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.).
The bill, named after an American who was killed by a Palestinian terrorist in Israel last year, would cut off the U.S. Aid to the Palestinian Authority until it ends its “pay to slay” policy that distributes $ 300 million to terrorists and their families every year.
The members of the committee also approved an amendment to the bill, which would create an escrow account for the money that is being hindered by Palestinians as a result of the law.
The escrow period was set for one year, and the money will be released only if both payments to terrorists are stopped and laws “pay to slay” are officially canceled.
Some of you may be stunned to learn we’ve been giving such a great amount of cash to the PA. The United States — being a solid and altruistic country — offers help to numerous countries around the globe.
However, plainly the Palestinian Authority was supporting terrorists — particularly terrorists who were focusing on Israelis.
That sort of conduct can’t go on without serious consequences. Particularly on the off chance that they were utilizing funds from the U.S. to do as such.
This bill will put impressive pressure on the PA. Maybe they will see the light and end this practice. Maybe not. In any case, in any case, we can make certain that U.S. dollars aren’t going to killers.
The way that a couple of Democrats voted for the law is a decent sign. They have been battling the president like the devil. Demonstrating that they don’t have America’s best advantages on the most fundamental level. This vote appears no less than a couple of them can make the best decision, sometimes.
Possibly that will spread to whatever is left of the pack.
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