House votes to pay UN arrears

Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the last FY09 Emergency Supplemental, a conference committee agreement that includes language for full repayment of UN arrears.

That’s $721 million to make up for the FY04 to FY09 shortfall in U.S. payments to the UN and $168 million for the voluntary peacekeeping account for Somalia.

Well done House of Representatives. Again, show your representative some love. The Senate is expected to take up the bill today.

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