NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. elected officials are calling on Congress to stop Social Security payments to former Nazis.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney told a news conference Sunday that Congress must close a loophole that allows tax funds of the children of survivors to pay the prosecutors of Jews.
Maloney and Rep. Leonard Lance have introduced a bill that would terminate the benefits.
A report by The Associated Press revealed that millions of dollars are being paid to Nazi war criminals, most of them living outside the United States.
Maloney and Lance say a federal judge should decide whether a person had participated in Nazi activities.
The bill is to be introduced in Congress next month.
Maloney says taxpayers should not subsidize those guilty of the some of the worst atrocities in human history.
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