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Judiciary Committee Approves Diaz-Balart's Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Bill

February 24, 2016

WASHINGTON -Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 3892, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015, by a vote of 17-10. Diaz-Balart introduced the bill, and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a companion bill in the Senate. The bill would call on the State Department to recognize and sanction the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization.

“The Muslim Brotherhood continues to pose a global threat. The jihadist movement actively supports and finances terrorist networks around the world, including al-Qaeda and Hamas. The United States must recognize and sanction the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization as part of our national security strategy. I thank Chairman Goodlatte for his leadership and assistance in getting this bill through committee, and I look forward to working with him when it is brought to the floor.”