A bill was introduced this month by Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers called the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017 which would allow the United States to remove all ties from the United Nations.
This move would also save the United States a tremendous amount of money – $8 billion to be exact.
(Fox News) Each year the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations. The biggest portion of this money – about $3 billion this year – goes to the U.N.’s regular and peacekeeping budgets.
From Business Insider
The bill, titled the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, was proposed on January 3. It is cosponsored by a handful of Republican lawmakers, including North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, Tennessee Rep. John Duncan Jr., and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz.
Biggs said in a statement on Monday that he cosponsored the bill because he believes that “our sovereignty as a country is harmed by our membership in this body.”
“We need to take a long look at our relationship with the United Nations to ensure that American interests are protected first and foremost,” Biggs said. “I’m grateful to Congressman Mike Rogers for introducing this legislation.”…
…The bill proposes barring the US from committing funds or troops to UN peacekeeping operations worldwide and stipulates that the UN must vacate property owned by the US government. It would repeal the 1973 Environment Program Participation Act, strip UN employees of diplomatic immunity in the US, and repeal the US’s membership and participation in the World Health Organization.