U.S. Senator from Mississippi Cindy Hyde-Smith today joined Senators Rick Scott and Joni Ernst to introduce the Stop Taxpayer Funding of Hamas Act, legislation drafted after the Biden State Department admitted the possibility that American taxpayer dollars could go to fund Hamas terrorists through U.S. aid to the Palestinians.
The Stop Taxpayer Funding of Hamas Act would require the President to certify to Congress that U.S. funds authorized to the territory of Gaza can be spent without benefitting terrorist organizations.
“Ensuring U.S. funding does not benefit terrorist organizations is in our national security interest and a duty to our allies. I have always been a strong supporter of the State of Israel, and remain committed to the relationship between our two nations,” Hyde-Smith said.
THE STOP TAXPAYER FUNDING OF HAMAS ACT WOULD: – Prohibit funds from being authorized for expenditure in the territory of Gaza until the President certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that U.S. funds can be expended without benefitting organizations and persons, who are members of Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or any other terrorist organization as identified by U.S. law, nor controlled or influenced by Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or any other terrorist organization as identified by U.S. law.