Rep. Zeldin and Members of Congress Announce Re-Introduction of Taylor Force Act
Washington D.C. - On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) spoke at a press conference to announce the reintroduction of the Taylor Force Act (H.R. 1164). This legislation would withhold economic assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it publicly condemns acts of violence against American and Israeli citizens, and has terminated payments to any individual who has been imprisoned for acts of terrorism, as well as to any individual who died committing such acts of terrorism, including to a family member of such individuals. Congressman Zeldin was an original cosponsor of this legislation, which was named after Taylor Force, a U.S. Army veteran who was brutally murdered by a Palestinian terrorist during an educational tour in Israel in March of 2016. Pictured above, from left to right, are Senator Lindsay Graham (R, SC), Senator Roy Blunt (R, MO), the Force parents, Congressman Zeldin, Senator Tom Cotton (R, AR), and Representative Doug Lamborn (R, CO-5).