Today's overwhelming vote by the House makes it unambiguously clear that House Members will not support a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority which has chosen to dedicate its resources and energies to supporting continued terrorist attacks against Israel, rather than to helping the Palestinian people.

Specifically, my colleagues and I indicated that we will not, directly or indirectly, allow American taxpayer funds to be used to perpetuate the leadership of an Islamist jihadist entity, responsible for murdering hundreds, and wounding scores of innocent Israeli civilians, U.S. citizens, and other foreigners throughout the years.