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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Sanford, Budd Introduce No Bonuses for Terrorists Act

Feb 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Representatives Mark Sanford and Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H.R. 789, the No Bonuses for Terrorists Act.

This bill would cut off American aid to the Palestinian government until the Secretary of State has certified that the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization have stopped paying benefits to the families of terrorists that aren’t available to the Palestinian population at large.

“Over the past ten years, the Palestinian government has received more than $4 billion in US tax dollars in spite of the fact that the Palestinian Authority devotes about 8% of its budget to supporting the families of Palestinian terrorists, including those killed during attacks and those in prison,” Representative Sanford said. “To me, this is unacceptable. When the American people support other nations, our generosity shouldn’t be used to support terrorism in any way. And pausing these funds until we’re certain they aren’t being used as such seems like an obvious response to the problem.”

“Mark and my bill puts in place the strongest measures yet to ensure terrorists will no longer be rewarded with U.S. taxpayer dollars. The American people deserve to know that their hard earned money isn't going to fund terror attacks on our allies,” said Representative Ted Budd.