Today, Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn led 38 Members of Congress in congressional oversight over the Biden administration’s illegal funding of Palestinian terrorists in violation of the Taylor Force Act.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert stated, “The Palestinian Authority is a terrorist organization that pays the families of terrorists lavish monthly pensions as part of a so-called ‘Martyr’s Fund.’ In 2018, President Trump signed the Taylor Force Act, prohibiting U.S. taxpayer dollars from flowing to the Palestinian Authority while they pay for terrorist attacks against Americans and Israelis. In clear violation of the law, Joe Biden has provided more than half a billion dollars to the Palestinian Authority, putting America, Israel, and our western allies at risk. This lawless administration must be held accountable.”
“I authored the Taylor Force Act in 2017 to ensure that the humanitarian and economic assistance provided by the United States government was not being used by the Palestinian Authority for its inhumane ‘pay-to-slay’ program,” said Congressman Doug Lamborn. “U.S. tax dollars should never support terrorist regimes that incentivize the murder of innocent people. I am deeply concerned that the Biden Administration has decided to disregard bipartisan consensus condemning this ‘martyr’ payment program and instead continues to knowing provide billions of taxpayer dollars to the Palestinian Authority.”
Sarah N. Stern, Founder and President, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), said, “EMET thanks, from the bottom of our hearts, Representative Lauren Boebert and Representative Doug Lamborn, as well as the 36 others for ensuring that the Biden administration lives up to both the letter and the spirt of the Taylor Force Act. America should not be turning a blind eye towards the incentivization of the lavish payments towards Palestinian terrorists for the murder of American and Israeli citizens.”