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House Passes Poe Amendment to Strike Aid to Pakistan

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) is proud to announce that his amendment to H.R. 5856, the FY13 Defense Appropriations bill, passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan, unanimous support. The Poe amendment strikes $650 million in funding to Pakistan included in the Defense Appropriations bill.

"Pakistan is the "Benedict Arnold' to America in the war on terror. They are disloyal, deceptive and a danger to the United States, "said Poe. "This so-called ally continues to take billions in U.S. aid, while funding the militants who attack us. And we've kept the money flowing. It's time we turn off the tap. By continuing to provide aid to Pakistan, we are funding the enemy, endangering Americans and undermining our efforts in the region. We don't need to pay them to betray us; they are already doing it for free."

Congressman Poe is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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