Skip to comments.US House Blocks Obama Administrationís Plan to Send $450 Million to Egypt
Posted on 09/29/2012 3:17:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) The Obama administrations plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoman blocked the move, saying it warrants further review.
Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, said the State Department had notified Congress of plans to move the money to the new government of President Mohammed Morsi as Cairo struggles economically. The money is part of the nearly $1 billion in debt relief that President Barack Obama had promised the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt earlier this year.
This proposal comes to Congress at a point when the U.S.-Egypt relationship has never been under more scrutiny, and rightly so, the chairwoman of the Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations said in a statement. I am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and I cannot support it at this time. I have placed a hold on these funds.
The relationship between the United States and Egypt has been rocky since the overthrow of U.S. ally President Hosni Mubarak last year. The Egyptian government angered Washington when it cracked down on numerous democracy advocates and groups, including three U.S.-funded nongovernmental organizations, earlier this year.
It also doesnt help matters that Morsi has promised to push the U.S. to release convicted radical Islamist terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the Blind Sheikh. In fact, when he was elected, Morsi called the Blind Sheikhs release a matter of great importance to him.
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Congresswoman Kay Granger stands at attention with Commanders Randy Blankenship, left, and Warren Cupps
for the opening of the commissioning ceremony for the USS Fort Worth in Galveston, Texas on Saturday September 22, 2012.
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A large crowd was on hand for the commissioning ceremony of the USS Fort Worth in Galveston, Texas on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
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Since when does “debt relief” mean more hand-outs? It usually means that a country that is trying to repay its debts to us have forgiveness of part of that debt.
If Obama and Hilary want to help fund the Muslim Brotherhood, let them send their own money. Not one dime of money we have to borrow from China on our children and grandchildren’s credit card should go to those who will try to kill them.
Bless you Rep. Granger. Good to know there’s at least one patriot in the House.
This one's got it all: two sham marriages, sexual perversions, and national treachery at the highest level. Naturally, the "mainstream media" refuses to inform you of it, but that's why I'm here...................."
Egypts Mohamed Morsi Stands Firm at the Clinton Global Initiative - "Speaking to a crowd of high-powered politicians, Hollywood celebrities, and CEOs at the Clinton Global Initiative in the wake of violent protests across the Middle East, the countrys new president asked for understandingand money."
Good and I support Hilary. Let’s stop interfering in Egypt’s internal affairs. Let them earn their own money by welcoming tourists, developing a market economy and engaging in free trade. End foreign aid aka bribery to foreign leaders.
The Muslim Brotherhood is not our friend...they may be Obama's friends, but the United States should not give them one thin dime. Obama must GO!
Haven’t heard one word from Boehner on this.
Is he really the Speaker?
I looked into this a week ago...I don’t think the money transfer can be stopped.
Color me stoopid, but I thought there is no "cash", and that all transactions these days are administrative computer strokes.
And if it's true about the cash ... what form is it?
And how do you transport this stuff ... airplane?
Transmolecular alchemy ?
Once again, it’s a woman who shows strength. Our GOP men are castrati.
obama is the muslim sword hanging over our heads. If reelected, he will finish the job of decapitating America.
IMO , which isn’t worth a quarter. sending money to Egypt at this time is akin to Treason.
I realize you are probably correct about Hussein and Getmore printing more money and bypassing the will of the people.
But, in your heart of hearts you know we must keep the resistance up and never quit.
VERY well said! Quotable.
The U.S. should transfer those funds. Egypt needs the cash. They have a debilitating shortage of cross beams they use for crucifixions. This money can alleviate that pressure.
He’s still down for his nap.
” in your heart of hearts you know we must keep the resistance up and never quit.”
....of course I realize that DHS bought 450,000,000 hollow point ammo (banned by the Geneva Convention) to elimate the ‘resistance’. I’m starting to think that we are the rapture..
“we are in the rapture”....I tend to agree with you on that part
They shouldn’t get another cent.
This is what Egypt is about now: