Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik co-led legislation with Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX) to halt U.S. money from going to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) following reports that UNRWA employees were directly involved in the October 7, 2023 Hamas terrorist attack on Israel. The Uncovering UNRWA's Terrorist Crimes Act would prohibit U.S. taxpayer dollars from going to UNRWA and require a report detailing exactly how much money Joe Biden has sent the organization.

“Joe Biden failed the American people when he reversed President Trump’s decision to cut off U.S. taxpayer dollars from going to the antisemitic UNRWA. I’m grateful for Congressman Ronny Jackson’s leadership in introducing critical legislation to end U.S. funding to UNRWA and hold UNRWA accountable for the direct role their employees had in the barbaric October 7th terrorist attacks against Israel. We will investigate and uncover the systemic antisemitism and violent corruption that Joe Biden has been funding through his decision to send U.S. taxpayer dollars to UNRWA,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement earlier this year urging the Biden Administration to permanently cut off all funding to the UNRWA. In November 2023, Congresswoman Stefanik’s bill H.R. 3266 requiring the U.S. State Department to conduct necessary oversight on the educational materials created by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and used by UNRWA passed the House. UNRWA’s U.S. taxpayer funded educational materials promote violent, antisemitic attacks and are used to indoctrinate children in Gaza and the West Bank.