Reps. Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyNew York Democratic congresswoman hospitalized Cast and crew of 'Unbelievable' join lawmakers to advocate for reducing DNA, rape kit backlog O'Rourke gun confiscation talk alarms Democrats MORE (D-N.Y.) and Leonard LanceLeonard LanceGun debate to shape 2020 races GOP fears Trump backlash in suburbs Bottom Line MORE (R-N.J.) urged Congress to pass their legislation to end federal benefits for people the government has identified as suspected Nazi war criminals.

In an event Sunday with Holocaust survivors and Jewish community leaders, the bipartisan duo said their bill will be introduced when Congress reconvenes in November. Maloney and Lance's measure would declare Nazi war criminals to be ineligible for federal benefits and create a new immigration hearing process to end all federal payments to Nazi war criminals.


"The American taxpayer should not be subsidizing the retirements of those guilty of the worst atrocities in human history," Maloney said.

The New York Democrat called on Congress to consider their bill, the Nazi Benefits Termination Act of 2014, when it returns for the lame-duck session after the elections.

"I am hopeful that the House will take this bill up when it returns for the lame duck session this November," Maloney said.

Maloney announced last week that she was drafting a bill to eliminate the Social Security payments to Nazi war crime suspects. Her announcement came in light of an Associated Press report that "dozens" of alleged Nazi war criminals forced to leave the U.S. have collected millions of dollars in Social Security benefits.

The Justice Department allowed suspected Nazi criminals to leave the U.S. faster by encouraging them to leave voluntarily and avoid the lengthy deportation process, according to the AP report. However, the Nazi suspects were still eligible for federal benefit payments.

Lance said that Congress should provide a long-term legislative solution so that the Nazi suspects can no longer receive American taxpayer funds.

"To think Nazis are living off the tax funds of the children of liberators is sickening and morally wrong. Congress must put an end to it," Lance said.