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04-HCR443 on Jun 3, 2004

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: withdrawing from UNESCO
Source: Resolution on UNESCO (H.CON.RES.443)
  • Whereas President Ronald Reagan, citing gross financial mismanagement, anti-American bias, and anti-freedom policies, withdrew the US from membership in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1984;
  • Whereas the US rejoined UNESCO in 2003;
  • Whereas the US has only a single vote in UNESCO despite being assessed 25% of the UNESCO budget;
  • Whereas UNESCO membership may force unconstitutional restraints on US freedom of the press;
  • Whereas UNESCO effectively bypasses congressional authority to manage Federal lands by establishing management policies;
  • Whereas UNESCO membership would undermine US sovereignty by forcing US adherence to the UN global policy on bioethics; and
  • Whereas UNESCO seeks to levy an unconstitutional 'global tax' on Internet use on US citizens
    Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives, That it is the sense of Congress that--
  1. the United States should formally withdraw from UNESCO; and
  2. any funds appropriated towards the US contribution to UNESCO, but not yet transferred to UNESCO, should be returned to the Treasury.

LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Referred to House Committee on International Relations; never came to a vote.

  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Withdraw from UNESCO
  • Headline 2: Sponsored resolution to withdraw from UNESCO

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: Withdraw from UNESCO (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored resolution to withdraw from UNESCO (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • E: Unsure

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Democrats participating in 04-HCR443

Republicans participating in 04-HCR443

Roscoe Bartlett s1oMaryland Republican 
John Culberson s1oTexas Republican 
Jo Ann Davis s1oVirginia Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s1oTennessee Republican 
Jeff Flake s1oArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Steve King s1oIowa Republican 
Donald Manzullo s1oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Charlie Norwood s1oGeorgia Republican 
Ron Paul s2pPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Mike Simpson s1oIdaho Republican 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 

Independents participating in 04-HCR443

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 13
Independents: 0

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