House bill named in honor of Lubbock native killed by terrorists

House bill named in honor of Lubbock native killed by terrorists

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The House voted to pass a bill co-sponsored by Lubbock Rep. Jodey Arrington.

H.R. 1164 is dubbed "The Taylor Force Act," named for a 28-year-old Lubbock native.

The bill cuts off U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority until it ends the practice of "martyr payments" to terrorists and their families.

Arrington says funding these countries is a "despicable practice."

"We're giving an incentive and we're aiding and abetting countries that give incentives to terrorists for murdering innocent civilians," he said. "In this case, it was one of our very own native of Lubbock, Texas, Taylor Force."

Force was a U.S. Army vet and MBA student who was killed by a terrorist while studying abroad in Israel last year.
 

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