October 28, 2011 • 4:16 am
House Committee Votes to Limit U.S. Leadership Role on Human Rights at U.N. – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
In a straight party-line vote of 23-15, Republican members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs this week passed H.R. 2829, the U.N. Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2011. Among other things, the legislation seeks to withhold funding for several important U.N. programs and activities and restrict U.S. participation in the Human Rights Council.
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