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Support for Bill Naming Brotherhood Terrorist Org. Grows

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Seven more congressmen have signed on to cosponsor the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act after the Clarion Project letter campaign was launched. You can tell your representatives to support the legislation in less than one minute by using our online form.

The seven new supporters are Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Rep. Charlie J. Fleischmann (R-TN), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA), Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX) and Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC).

Over 60 members of Congress are cosponsoring the bill or have voted in its favor. It now has bipartisan support and has passed the House Judiciary Committee. Four organizations representing persecuted Christians are also pushing for the bill.

The next steps are for it to come to a vote in the House of Representatives and to be approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where it is currently stalled.

Regardless of whether it passes or not, the legislation is an unprecedented opportunity to educate congressmen about the Muslim Brotherhood's involvement in terrorism. The legislation also outlines how the Brotherhood is linked to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).

See below for a list 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 bill 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 a period of 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 designation.

 

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)

Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

Candice S. Miller (R-MI)

James B. Renacci (R-OH)

Daniel Webster (R-FL)

Peter J. Roskam (R-IL)

Tim Huelskamp (R-KS

Charlie J. Fleischmann (R-TN)

Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

Dave Brat (R-VA)

Todd Rokita (R-IN)

Kenny Marchant (R-TX)

Robert Pittenger (R-NC)

 

 

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)

 

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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.

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