Maloney Applauds House Defeat of Attempt to Gut U.N. Security
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today issued the following statement regarding the defeat of H.R. 519:
“This bill would have been a terrible blow to security efforts in New York, the world’s number-one terrorist target. Some members of Congress may not like the U.N. – but that’s not a good enough reason to try to claw back necessary funding for the U.N.’s security budget.
“Deceptively titled the ‘United Nations Tax Equalization Refund Act,’ H.R. 519 would have forced the U.N. to return U.S. funds it already allocated to ‘hardening’ the U.N. headquarters situated at 42nd Street and the traffic-laden FDR Drive.
“My New York colleague across the aisle, Peter King, N.Y.P.D. Commissioner Ray Kelly, the U.S. Department of State, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice all objected to the effects of this legislation, and I'm glad the House listened.”