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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HR2829 on Aug 30, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act
Source: H.R.2829
    Directs the President to influence the UN to shift the funding mechanism for the UN from an assessed to a voluntary basis.
  • Withholds up to 50% of nonvoluntary US contributions to the regular budget of the UN unless 80% of the total regular budget of the UN is apportioned on a voluntary basis.
  • Requires the annual congressional budget justification to include a detailed itemized request.
  • Prohibits making funds available for international peacekeeping activities for any purpose other than the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) or to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
  • States that it is US policy to oppose any proposals on expansion of the Security Council that would include veto rights for new members.
  • Withholds US contributions from any UN entity that recognizes a Palestinian state or upgrades the status of the Palestinian observer mission at the UN.
  • Withholds funds for human rights investigations in Palestinian territories.
  • Withholds support for any member state which is subject to Security Council sanctions, has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism, or is a country of particular concern for religious freedom.
The Congress makes the following findings:
  1. The US pays billions of dollars into the UN system every year (almost $7.7 billion in 2010), significantly more than any other nation.
  2. The UN system suffers from unacceptably high levels of waste, fraud, and abuse, which seriously impair its ability to fulfill the lofty ideals of its founding.
  3. Amidst the continuing financial, corruption, and sexual abuse scandals of the past several years, American public disapproval of United Nations has reached all-time highs: 62% of Americans believe that the UN is doing a poor job
  4. Significant improvements in UN transparency and accountability are necessary for improving public perceptions of and American support for UN operations.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Question 14: Maintain US sovereignty from UN Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill withholding UN funding until voluntary (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill withholding UN funding until voluntary (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-HR2829

Ralph Moody Hall s1sTexas Democrat 



Republicans participating in 11-HR2829

Sandy Adams s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican 
Roscoe Bartlett s1sMaryland Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican 
Diane Black s1sTennessee Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican 
Paul Broun s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Vern Buchanan s1sFlorida Republican 
Ann Marie Buerkle s1sNew York Republican 
Michael Burgess s1sTexas Republican 
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican 
Dave Camp s1sMichigan Republican 
Quico Canseco s1sTexas Republican 
Steve Chabot s1sOhio Republican 
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
John Howard Coble s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican 
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican 
Chip Cravaack s1sMinnesota Republican 
Rick Crawford s1sArkansas Republican 
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican 
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican 
Bob Dold s1sIllinois Republican challenger 
Jeff Duncan s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Renee Ellmers s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Blake Farenthold s1sTexas Republican 
Stephen Fincher s1sTennessee Republican 
Mike Fitzpatrick s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Jeff Flake s1sArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
John Fleming s1sLouisiana Republican 
Bill Flores s1sTexas Republican 
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican 
Elton Gallegly s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Cory Gardner s1sColorado Republican 
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Jim Gerlach s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Louie Gohmert s1sTexas Republican 
Bob Goodlatte s1sVirginia Republican 
Paul Gosar s1sArizona Republican 
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican 
Tim Griffin s1sArkansas Republican 
Michael Grimm s1sNew York Republican 
Vicky Hartzler s1sMissouri Republican 
Nan Hayworth s1sNew York Republican 
Tim Huelskamp s1sKansas Republican 
Randy Hultgren s1sIllinois Republican 
Duncan Hunter Jr. s1sCalifornia Republican 
Robert Hurt s1sVirginia Republican 
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Johnson s1sOhio Republican 
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican 
Timothy Johnson s1sIllinois Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Mike Kelly s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Peter King s1sNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve King s1sIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Adam Kinzinger s1sIllinois Republican 
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican 
Raul Labrador s1sIdaho Republican 
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican 
Leonard Lance s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Jeff Landry s1sLouisiana Republican 
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican 
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican 
Billy Long s1sMissouri Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Republican 
Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican 
Connie Mack s1sFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000) 
Donald Manzullo s1sIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican 
Tom Marino s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican 
Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican 
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
David McKinley s1sWest Virginia Republican 
Patrick Meehan s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican 
Gary Miller s1sCalifornia Republican 
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican 
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Rich Nugent s1sFlorida Republican 
Alan Nunnelee s1sMississippi Republican 
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican 
Steven Palazzo s1sMississippi Republican 
Mike Pence s1sIN Republican Governor 
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican 
Mike Pompeo s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican 
Tom Price s1sGeorgia Republican 
Jim Renacci s1sOhio Republican 
Reid Ribble s1sWisconsin Republican 
Scott Rigell s1sVirginia Republican 
David Rivera s1sFlorida Republican 
Phil Roe s1sTennessee Republican 
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican 
Tom Rooney s1sFlorida Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s2pFlorida Republican 
Peter Roskam s1sIllinois Republican 
Dennis Ross s1sFlorida Republican 
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican 
Jon Runyan s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Paul Ryan s1sPOTUS Republican 
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challenger 
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
David Schweikert s1sArizona Republican 
Austin Scott s1sGeorgia Republican 
John Shimkus s1sIllinois Republican 
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican 
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican 
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Lamar Smith s1sTexas Republican 
Steve Southerland s1sFlorida Republican 
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican 
Pat Tiberi s1sOhio Republican 
Scott Tipton s1sColorado Republican 
Bob Turner s1sNew York Former Republican 
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican 
Tim Walberg s1sMichigan Republican 
Greg Walden s1sOregon Republican 
Joe Walsh s1sIllinois Republican 
Allen West s1sFlorida Republican 
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican 
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Steve Womack s1sArkansas Republican 
Rob Woodall s1sGeorgia Republican 
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HR2829



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 136
Independents: 0


















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