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September 21, 2021 | Press Releases

Steube Introduces Legislation to Prevent Giving Tax Dollars to Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today introduced the No Support for Terror Act to prevent United States tax dollars from directly going to the Taliban or other terrorists or terrorist-harboring nations by prohibiting the allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) at the International Monetary Fund for countries that are perpetrators of genocide or state sponsors of terrorism.

“There is absolutely no excuse for giving our tax dollars to terrorist-controlled countries like Afghanistan,” Steube said. “It is not in our financial or national security interests for us to fund our adversaries.”

The International Monetary Fund has credited 310 million in new Special Drawing Rights to the “Islamic State of Afghanistan,” which is equivalent to $440 million in U.S. currency.

Steube last week gave remarks and criticized Secretary Blinken during the House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing evaluating the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. Steube recently introduced the Prioritize Evacuation of U.S. Citizens in Afghanistan Act, bipartisan legislation which would direct the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State to submit a plan to Congress regarding the evacuation of U.S. citizens trapped in Afghanistan.

The full text of the legislation can be found here.