In May of this year Congresswoman Nita Lowey, D-NY, introduced HR 2839, the State Department, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, to funds the U.S. foreign policy programs. As should be expected, this bill is filled with left-wing amendments to reinstate Obama era funding for the global warming scam, gun control and joint UN/Obama initiatives. It is estimated that this bill alone, if enacted, will add $1.5 billion in new spending through 2024.
One of the worst features of this bill is the restoration of all funding to the far-left, socialist dominated United Nations for programs that include the Paris Accord, open borders immigration policies, and the U.N. Arms treaty, among others that go against everything America stands for.
Section 7060(b)(1)(D) of the bill stipulates that “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act, or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, may be used to provide formal notification under Article 28 of the Paris Agreement of the withdrawal of the United States from such Agreement.”
The bill authorizes the Department of State to provide for “necessary expenses not otherwise provided for, to enable the Secretary of State to carry out the provisions of section 2(a) and (b) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, and other activities to meet refugee and migration needs; salaries and expenses of personnel and dependents,” and much more.
Sprinkled throughout are extraordinary sums on arms control to be provided by the U.S. which is meant to limit our weapons and will do nothing about the illegal gun trade. The U.N. will have billions to force their will on the U.S. with the help of the Democrats.
Donald Trump ran for President on a promise to put America First and he has – which fully explains all the left-wing craziness since his election.
In addition to eliminating all the job destroying regulations put in place by the previous administration, etc. Trump cut funding to the United Nations, cancelled the State Department’s involvement in the U.N.’s Small Arms Trade Treaty which would have created an international registry of gun owners and withdrew from the U.N.’s open border Migration Pact which prevented them from sending unvetted refugees, terrorists and illegal aliens into the U.S. for taxpayers to support.
But most importantly, Trump formally began the process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. Obama signed the Paris Accord in complete violation of the Constitution’s treaty clause, gave the U.N. billions of taxpayer dollars and essentially implemented the treaty’s terms by executive order. Not only would HR 2839 block Trump from taking the final step to remove us from the treaty, it would make Obama’s agreement permanent.
Republicans allowed Obama to ignore Congress and sell our sovereignty out to the U.N., the dictators’ club, and it is reasonable to be concerned about their will to fight back. Hard-left Democrats are the enemy within and have consumed the liberals and conservative Democrats in their party.
If this comes to the floor for a vote, Democrats will pass it. Whether or not it makes it through the Senate will depend on how many Republicans are willing to stand their ground. Hopefully, with the 2020 election hanging over their head, they will.
Source: New Bill restores funding for UN arms-migration-climate treaties, Independent Sentinel; Trump Was Right! UN Admits Paris “Climate” Scheme Is Useless, NewAmerican