MIAMI, FL – Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-26) will introduce the Prohibiting Assistance to the Taliban Act this week. The legislation will ban American taxpayer dollars from being used for foreign aid or economic assistance to the Taliban in Afghanistan.
“It is outrageous that the Biden Administration wants to mortgage our children and grandchildren’s future in order to give your hard-earned money to the Taliban. President Biden has already foolishly handed them over control of Afghanistan, along with billions of dollars of military equipment. Now they want to take more of your money to reward a terrorist regime intent on curbing the rights of women, promoting religious fundamentalism, and creating a hotbed for global terrorism. I will fight like hell to protect our taxpayers from these terrorists.”
The legislation comes a day after President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor admitted on ABC News that the Biden Administration is considering giving aid to the Taliban. Gimenez will formally introduce the bill in the House of Representatives on Friday, September 3rd, when the House is in pro-forma session.
Originally published at https://gimenez.house.gov/press-releases?ID=244EE399-C466-4A6E-AA51-8D898E9F70B3