Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would pull the U.S. out of the United Nations, the same day he criticized U.S. involvement in Iraq and unsuccessfully led the charge to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
Paul's bill, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act, is the same bill he introduced in the last Congress. The bill would repeal the United Nations Participation Act and the United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act, end U.S. funding to the U.N., require the withdrawal of the U.N.'s presence in U.S. facilities, and even repeal U.S. participation in the World Health Organization.
The bill, H.R. 1146, would end U.S. participation two years after its enactment.
Also on Thursday, Paul introduced a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the president must get congressional approval before imposing a no-fly zone over Libya. Paul said a no-fly zone would constitute an act of war against Libya, and said Congress must authorize this first.