Congressman McHenry believes that the United Nations has become a bloated and corrupt organization. The status quo at the U.N. is unacceptable and the congressman believes that American tax dollars should no longer be spent on the U.N.’s inefficient, unaccountable bureaucracy which often promotes policies contrary to the American people and our interests.
In response to this increased dissatisfaction with the performance of the U.N., Congressman McHenry voted with a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to cut funding for the United Nations if it fails to reform the way it operates.
The legislation would withhold half of America’s dues to the general budget of the United Nations if it fails to meet a list of demands for change. A failure to reform would also result in refusal to support new and expanded peacekeeping missions.
Congressman McHenry supports specific reforms, including establishing an independent oversight board, an ethics office, and denying countries that violate human rights from serving on human rights commissions.
The congressman opposes any U.N. efforts to erode American soverignty and believes American troops should never be put under U.N. command.