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H.R.204 - American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2019

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    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/204



    H. R. 204

    To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.


    _______________________________________________________________________


    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    January 3, 2019

    Mr. Rogers of Alabama introduced the following bill; which was referred
    to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

    _______________________________________________________________________

    A BILL



    To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
    United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``American Sovereignty Restoration Act
    of 2019''.

    SEC. 2. REPEAL OF UNITED NATIONS PARTICIPATION ACT OF 1945.

    (a) Repeal.--The United Nations Participation Act of 1945 (Public
    Law 79-264; 22 U.S.C. 287 et seq.) is repealed.
    (b) Termination of Membership in United Nations.--The President
    shall terminate all membership by the United States in the United
    Nations, and in any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other
    formally affiliated body of the United Nations.
    (c) Closure of United States Mission to United Nations.--The United
    States Mission to the United Nations is closed. Any remaining functions
    of such office shall not be carried out.

    SEC. 3. REPEAL OF UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS AGREEMENT ACT.

    (a) Repeal.--The United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act (Public
    Law 80-357) is repealed.
    (b) Withdrawal.--The United States withdraws from the agreement
    between the United States of America and the United Nations regarding
    the headquarters of the United Nations (signed at Lake Success, New
    York, on June 26, 1947, which was brought into effect by the United
    Nations Headquarters Agreement Act).

    SEC. 4. UNITED STATES ASSESSED AND VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE
    UNITED NATIONS.

    No funds are authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made
    available for assessed or voluntary contributions of the United States
    to the United Nations or to any organ, specialized agency, commission
    or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations, except that
    funds may be appropriated to facilitate termination of United States
    membership and withdrawal of United States personnel and equipment, in
    accordance with sections 2 and 3, respectively. Upon termination of
    United States membership, no payments shall be made to the United
    Nations or to any organ, specialized agency, commission or other
    formally affiliated body of the United Nations, out of any funds
    appropriated prior to such termination or out of any other funds
    available for such purposes.

    SEC. 5. UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS.

    (a) Termination.--No funds are authorized to be appropriated or
    otherwise made available for any United States contribution to any
    United Nations military or peacekeeping operation or force.
    (b) Terminations of United States Participation in United Nations
    Peacekeeping Operations.--No funds may be obligated or expended to
    support the participation of any member of the Armed Forces of the
    United States as part of any United Nations military or peacekeeping
    operation or force. No member of the Armed Forces of the United States
    may serve under the command of the United Nations.

    SEC. 6. WITHDRAWAL OF UNITED NATIONS PRESENCE IN FACILITIES OF THE
    GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND REPEAL OF DIPLOMATIC
    IMMUNITY.

    (a) Withdrawal From United States Government Property.--The United
    Nations (including any organ, specialized agency, commission or other
    formally affiliated body of the United Nations) may not occupy or use
    any property or facility of the United States Government.
    (b) Diplomatic Immunity.--No officer or employee of the United
    Nations (including any organ, specialized agency, commission or other
    formally affiliated body of the United Nations) or any representative,
    officer, or employee of any mission to the United Nations of any
    foreign government shall be entitled to enjoy the privileges and
    immunities of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April
    18, 1961, nor may any such privileges and immunities be extended to any
    such individual. The privileges, exemptions, and immunities provided
    for in the International Organizations Immunities Act of December 29,
    1945 (59 Stat. 669; 22 U.S.C. 288 et seq.), or in any agreement or
    treaty to which the United States is a party, including the agreement
    entitled ``Agreement Between the United Nations and the United States
    of America Regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations'', signed
    June 26, 1947 (22 U.S.C. 287 note), and the Convention on Privileges
    and Immunities of the United Nations, entered into force with respect
    to the United States on April 29, 1970 (21 UST 1418; TIAS 6900; UNTS
    16), shall not apply to the United Nations or to any organ, specialized
    agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United
    Nations, to the officers and employees of the United Nations, or of any
    organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body
    of the United Nations, or to the families, suites, or servants of such
    officers or employees.

    SEC. 7. REPEAL OF UNITED STATES MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION IN THE
    UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL
    ORGANIZATION.

    The joint resolution entitled ``A joint resolution providing for
    membership and participation by the United States in the United Nations
    Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, and authorizing an
    appropriation therefor'', approved July 30, 1946 (Public Law 79-565, 22
    U.S.C. 287m et seq.), is repealed.

    SEC. 8. REPEAL OF UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM PARTICIPATION ACT
    OF 1973.

    The United Nations Environment Program Participation Act of 1973
    (22 U.S.C. 287 note) is repealed.

    SEC. 9. REPEAL OF UNITED STATES PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD HEALTH
    ORGANIZATION.

    The joint resolution entitled ``Joint Resolution providing for
    membership and participation by the United States in the World Health
    Organization and authorizing an appropriation therefor'', approved June
    14, 1948 (22 U.S.C. 290), is repealed.

    SEC. 10. REPEAL OF INVOLVEMENT IN UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS AND
    AGREEMENTS.

    Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the United
    States will end any participation in any conventions and agreements
    with the United Nations and any organ, specialized agency, commission,
    or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations. Any remaining
    functions of such conventions and agreements shall not be carried out.

    SEC. 11. REEMPLOYMENT WITH UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AFTER SERVICE WITH
    AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION.

    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the rights of
    employees under subchapter IV of chapter 35 of title 5, United States
    Code, relating to reemployment after service with an international
    organization.

    SEC. 12. NOTIFICATION.

    Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary
    of State shall notify the United Nations and any organ, specialized
    agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United
    Nations of the provisions of this Act.

    SEC. 13. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    Except as otherwise provided, this Act and the amendments made by
    this Act shall take effect on the date that is two years after the date
    of the enactment of this Act.
     
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    Too bad it is unlikely to pass. Would be nice to overhaul and update US involvement in the UN. Put the US in a position of just playing a bit part.
     

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