H. R. 1790
To prohibit assistance to Pakistan.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 5, 2011
Mr. ROHRABACHER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Foreign Affairs
To prohibit assistance to Pakistan.
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 `Defund United States Assistance to Pakistan
Act of 2011'.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds the following:
(1) On May 2, 2011, Osama Bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and master-mind
of the 9/11 attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed by United
States forces in Pakistan.
(2) Osama Bin Laden was hidden in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad within
a mile of Pakistan's major military academy, in a conspicuous and well fortified
compound that dwarfed those around it.
(3) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, was quoted
in Dawn, the major English-language newspaper in Pakistan, regarding United
States-Pakistani relations saying: `It's fairly well known that the ISI
(Inter-Services Intelligence) has a longstanding relationship with the Haqqani
network . . . Haqqani is supporting, funding, and training fighters that
are killing Americans and killing coalition partners . . . So that's at
the core--it's not the only thing--but that's at the core that I think is
the most difficult part of the relationship.'.
(4) It was reported in The New York Times on April 28, 2011, that former
Director of National Intelligence, Dennis C. Blair, said regarding United
States-Pakistani relations: `There has to be a major restructuring. The
ISI jams the CIA all it wants and pays no penalties.'.
(5) It was reported in The Wall Street Journal on April 27, 2011, that on
April 16, 2011, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yousaf Raza Gilani, traveled
to Kabul, Afghanistan, and told Afghan President Hamid Karzai to strategically
move Afghanistan away from the United States and its `imperial designs'
and to ally with Pakistan's `all-weather' friend, the communist People's
Republic of China.
(6) It was reported in The Wall Street Journal on April 27, 2011, Pakistani
officials are encouraging President Karzai not to be cooperative with the
United States in reaching a mutually beneficial long-term bilateral agreement.
(7) Such actions by the Government of Pakistan undermine the United States
while the latter is conducting long-term strategic partnership talks with
the Government of Afghanistan.
(8) Pakistan has received over $18,000,000,000 in assistance over the past
decade from the United States and is due to receive additional assistance
from the United States.
(9) Pakistan has long harbored extremist groups operating in its territory
that plan and conduct terrorist attacks in India and elsewhere, including
the Islamic militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was responsible for the
attacks on Mumbai, India, on November 26, 2008, in which the final death
toll from the attack exceeded 170 victims, with hundreds more injured.
(10) Pakistan has a history beginning in the 1980s of receiving assistance
from China to build its nuclear weapons program and under the aegis of A.Q.
Khan established and operated an illicit international nuclear proliferation
network which sold nuclear technologies and designs to North Korea, Iran,
and Libya, among other counties, which greatly advanced their programs to
acquire nuclear weapons and gravely threatened international security.
(11) While the United States has twice cut off economic and military aid
to Pakistan as a result of its nuclear weapons program, in 1985 with the
Pressler Amendment and in 1998 after Pakistan conducted nuclear test, each
time the alleged need for Pakistani help in Afghanistan has been used as
part of the argument to lift the sanctions, which allowed Pakistan to continue
its dangerous nuclear proliferation.
(12) Pakistan through its ISI and military has shown itself to act against
the interests of the United States by supporting terrorists who kill Americans
and in other ways not befitting a recipient of United States aid.
SEC. 3. PROHIBITION ON ASSISTANCE TO PAKISTAN.
Assistance may not be provided to Pakistan under any provision of law.
SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.
This Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and shall
apply with respect to amounts allocated for assistance to Pakistan that are
unobligated or unexpended on or after such date.