Good job, America! Read! Go to the source! I’m encouraged. Keep it up!
Dear Congress.gov team: you’re going to need to learn2scale because we’re paying attention.
I went to go read H.R.193 – American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017 and the site is dead. Cloudflare errors then a 503. Awesome. You can get to other parts of congress.gov if you’re extremely patient (like walk away and make a cup of coffee patient), but I can’t get ANY of the bills to come up.
But it’s a flashy title, right out of an Orwell novel. I can’t wait to read it. Hurry up, sysadmins. ;)
Oooh – I got through! And, as promised, it’s amazing.
Introduced in House (01/03/2017)
American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017
This bill repeals the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws.
The bill requires: (1) the President to terminate U.S. membership in the United Nations (U.N.), including any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body; and (2) closure of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
The bill prohibits: (1) the authorization of funds for the U.S. assessed or voluntary contribution to the U.N., (2) the authorization of funds for any U.S. contribution to any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (3) the expenditure of funds to support the participation of U.S. Armed Forces as part of any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (4) U.S. Armed Forces from serving under U.N. command, and (5) diplomatic immunity for U.N. officers or employees.
This bill has been sent to committee. This is what certain members of the House Representatives are spending their time doing. It’s been sent to committee. It’s a reprise of a 2015 bill that died in Congress. Mike Rogers from Alabama really doesn’t like the U.N. This feels like a nuisance bill that should never get out of committee, but I’m still going to write to the people on the committee as soon as the site recovers enough for me to find them.