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Cruz Terrorism Bill Delayed For Months Due to Presidential Campaign

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Apr 2016 07:49 PM

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has caused a terrorism bill he introduced to sit waiting for a committee vote for months.

According to USA Today, the Expatriate Terrorist Act would take away the U.S. citizenship from Americans who help terrorists. The bill has been stuck in a holding pattern since the fall.

The bill has landed on the agenda for the Senate Judiciary Committee on eight occasions since November but has been shelved each time because the Texas senator was campaigning. It came up again Thursday, but Cruz was in New York spreading his presidential message as he tries to win the Republican nomination at this summer's convention. It is now due for a vote on April 14.

"Senator Cruz is absolutely committed to the bill, and he looks forward to marking it up as soon as possible," Cruz's press secretary Phil Novack said, reports USA Today.

Cruz introduced the bill in January 2015. It would revoke U.S. citizenship from a person if, among other stipulations:

"Entering, or serving in, the armed forces of a foreign state or a foreign terrorist organization designated under section 219 if—

"(A) such armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the United States; or

"(B) such persons serve as a commissioned or noncommissioned officer.

"(4) Becoming a member of, or providing training or material assistance to, any foreign terrorist organization designated under section 219."

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