EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Matt Gaetz Introduces Legislation To Abolish USAID

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Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced legislation Tuesday that would abolish the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for reportedly pushing issues such as abortion, gender equity programs and climate alarmism abroad.

The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the legislation, which is related to a May 10, 2022 Heritage Foundation report that found USAID was using U.S. taxpayer dollars to push far-left ideology. The legislation would eliminate federal funds for USAID to further carry out any of the functions, duties or responsibilities assigned or delegated to the agency.

The bill would also rescind the funds that are not obligated to be made available for the agency and transfer all other assets or liabilities to the Secretary of State.

“American taxpayer dollars are being wasted to fund radical leftist propaganda in foreign countries. The American people will not tolerate government-funded degeneracy at home, and we certainly will not accept its force-feeding abroad under Old Glory,” Gaetz told the Caller before introducing the bill. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Gaetz, MTG To Use Holman Rule In Effort To Defund ATF Director)


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“USAID does not serve a meaningful purpose. It is used as a slush fund for international wokeism. Therefore, serious lawmakers in Congress should support its complete abolition,” he added. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Matt Gaetz Introduces Legislation To Cover Pay For Service Members If Government Shuts Down)

The legislation is cosponsored by Reps. Andy Biggs, Eli Crane, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Anna Paulina Luna.