Agudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization, commends the members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for unanimously reporting out the Taylor Force Act, bipartisan legislation that will, among other things, terminate the current practice of providing payments to terrorists and their families.

The action by the House Committee is a meaningful step forward in the U.S. fight to combat terrorism. Providing aid to a regime, the Palestinian Authority, that rewards and glorifies murder against innocents casts a shadow on our nation’s commitment to that fight.  It does more than “send the wrong message” – it indirectly provides material support to these nefarious acts.  The House Committee has declared that this is intolerable.

We congratulate Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) for sponsoring this important bill, and thank Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) for their leadership in moving it forward.