(House of Representatives - December 01, 2014)

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                         NO FUNDING FOR UNESCO

  (Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, there is once again an effort being 
undertaken by some in Congress to restore at least partial funding for 
UNESCO, despite being prohibited by U.S. law to do so.
  In October of 2011, UNESCO chose to welcome a nonexistent State of 
Palestine to its membership. It did so, knowing that this would trigger 
U.S. laws that prohibit us from funding any entity at the U.N. that 
grants membership to the PLO; yet, since that law was triggered and 
funding was cut, the administration and some of its congressional 
lackeys have been attempting to circumvent and undermine this decades-
old law.
  As we continue to work to put together funding measures to take us 
past the pending fiscal deadline, I will oppose and fight all efforts 
to insert language into bills that would restore even a portion of 
funding to UNESCO or give the President authority to waive this 
provision of the law.