Defunding elitists? GOP lawmakers propose ending funding World Economic Forum

The act is titled the "Defund Davos Act."

Published: January 20, 2024 4:21pm

Updated: January 21, 2024 12:35am

Republicans in the House recently introduced legislation to suspend funding for the World Economic Forum. 

"No funds available to the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development, or any other department or agency may be used to provide funding for the World Economic Forum," the bill simply reads. 

The legislation was introduced by Rep. Scott Perry, R-Penn., along with others, including Tom Tiffany, R-Wis., and Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Az.

“The World Economic Forum doesn’t deserve one cent of American funding, and it’s past time we defund Davos," Perry said in a press release.

Earlier this week, the WEF had its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, where speakers expressed concern about "AI-generated misinformation."

George Mason University Internet Law Professor Carl Szabo on Thursday asserted that the leaders at the forum fear artificial intelligence could aid former President Donald Trump's reelection efforts.

"The Defund Davos Act would ensure that U.S. tax dollars are not funding the World Economic Forum and their reset on our way of life. I thank Congressman Perry for leading this important effort," Tiffany said. 

Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts was offered a spot on a panel discussing what to expect from a possible Republican presidency. He took the opportunity to criticize the WEF for supporting globalism and socialism and said that members of the next conservative presidential administration should reject all of the ideas being proposed at the WEF. 

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