H.Con.Res.428 - Expressing the sense of Congress that the United Nations should take immediate steps to improve the transparency and accountability of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in the Near East to ensure that it is not providing funding, employment, or other support to terrorists.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] (Introduced 09/24/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/24/2008 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.428 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/24/2008)
Urges the Secretary of State to take measures to certify that United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) operates in full compliance with the Foreign Assistance Act and that no American taxpayer dollars are being directed to terrorists or to further terrorist propaganda.
Calls on UNRWA to improve the transparency of educational materials used in UNRWA-administered schools.
Urges UNRWA to implement terrorist name recognition software and other screening procedures to help ensure that UNRWA staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries are neither terrorists nor affiliated with terrorist organizations.