Stockman Moves To Block Obama’s Illegal Transfer Of $440 Million To Hamas-Connected Government


congressman-steve-stockmanCongressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) has filed legislation blocking the Obama administration’s funding of the joint Palestinian Authority-Hamas interim government.

The “Stop Funding Terrorism Act” blocks “any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization.” It is the House companion to Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “Stand With Israel Act.”

The Obama administration announced June 2 that Obama would recognize and finance the Palestinian government, which was jointly organized with Hamas terrorists. That announcement violates a federal law prohibiting any support to Hamas.

“Barack Obama broke the law to funnel $440 million a year to terrorists committed to killing Jews. If federal law isn’t clear enough to President Obama, perhaps we need to be more direct,” said Stockman. “The ‘Stop Funding Terrorism Act’ removes any loopholes Obama is using to give U.S. taxpayer dollars to terrorist groups.”

A 2012 federal law prohibits foreign aid to “any entity effectively controlled by Hamas, any power-sharing government of which Hamas is a member, or that results from an agreement with Hamas and over which Hamas exercises undue influence.” The law provides no waiver mechanism allowing the President to ignore it.

“[We’re] deeply disappointed,” Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu tells Time magazine. “Hamas is a terrorist organization that calls for Israel’s destruction, and the international community must not embrace it. That would not bolster peace. It would strengthen terror.”

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. This Obama speaks out of two sides of his mouth. Yesterday he was all against Isis and today he is all for Hamas. He should resign In disgrace.