Muslim Brotherhood Terror Bill Now Bipartisan

The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act now has bipartisan support with Representative Colin C. Peterson (D-MN) cosponsoring the legislation. It is now backed by 48 congressmen and senators and the House version was passed by the Judiciary Committee on February 24.

The Clarion Project thanks all our readers who responded to our request to contact their congressmen and Senators to ask for position statements and to facilitate briefings for their staff.

See below for a lists of members of Congress who have endorsed the legislation, those who have declared opposition to it and those on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who have yet to take a position.

If passed, the legislation would state that Congress believes that the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria of a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).

It gives the Secretary of State 60 days to provide a detailed report explaining whether the Brotherhood meets the standard for Foreign Terrorist Organization designation and why. The legislation contains a mountain of evidence in support of this designation.

The legislation also explicitly identifies the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) as U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities and includes evidence tying them to a Hamas support network.

The House bill (HR3892) was introduced by Rep. Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and referred to the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Three members of the subcommittee are cosponsors of the bill (Reps. King, Buck and Trott). The Senate version (S2230) was introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and referred to the Foreign Relations Committee, where only Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has signed on. Johnson is also the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

We encourage readers to contact their representatives and Senators and ask them for a position statement. Please forward any official statement to the Clarion Project so we can update readers on where they stand on the Muslim Brotherhood. A statement of opposition is just as important as a statement of support.

 

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Members Without a Stated Position

 

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

John Barrasso (R-WY)

Ben Cardin (D-MD); Ranking Member

Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Bob Corker (R-TN); Chairman

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Edward Markey (D-WA)

Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Rand Paul (R-KY)

David Perdue (R-GA)

James Risch (R-ID)

Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Tom Udall (D-NM)

 

 

Senators in Support of the Act

 

Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Original Sponsor

Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

 

Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Foreign Relations Committee member

 

Representatives in Support of the Act (Cosponsors and/or Voted Yay)

 

Mike Bishop (R-MI)

Diane Black (R-TN)

Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)

Ken Buck (R-CO)

Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Curt Clawson (R-FL)

Doug Collins (R-GA)

Charlie W. Dent (R-PA)

Ron DeSantis (R-FL)

Scott DesJerlais (R-TN)

Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

Blake Farenthold (R-TX)

J. Randy Forbes (R-VA)

Trent Franks (R-AZ)

Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)

Trey Gowdy (R-SC)

Kay Granger (R-TX)

Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)

Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Bill Johnson (R-OH)

Jim Jordan (R-OH)

David P. Joyce (R-OH)

Steve King (R-IA)

Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)

Tom Marino (R-PA)

John L. Mica (R-FL)

Steven Palazzo (R-MS)

Colin C. Peterson (D-MN)

Ted Poe (R-TX)

Mike Pompeo (R-KS)

Bill Posey (R-FL)

John Ratcliffe (R-TX)

Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

David Rouzer (R-NC)

Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

Lamar Smith (R-TX)

Steve Stivers (R-OH)

David A. Trott (R-MI)

Mimi Walters (R-CA)

Randy Weber (R-TX)

 

 

 

Representatives Opposed to the Act

 

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico)

 

 

Ryan Mauro is ClarionProject.org’s national security analyst, a fellow with Clarion Project and an adjunct professor of homeland security. Mauro is frequently interviewed on top-tier television and radio. Read more, contact or arrange a speaking engagement.