Text: S.68 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)

There is one version of the bill.

Text available as:

Shown Here:
Introduced in Senate (01/09/2017)

 
[Congressional Bills 115th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[S. 68 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

<DOC>






115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 68

To require the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress on the 
     designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist 
                 organization, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            January 9, 2017

    Mr. Cruz (for himself, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Inhofe, and Mr. Roberts) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
                     Committee on Foreign Relations

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To require the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress on the 
     designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist 
                 organization, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist 
Designation Act of 2017''.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    It is the sense of Congress that--
            (1) the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for 
        designation as a foreign terrorist organization under section 
        219(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
        1189(a)); and
            (2) the Secretary of State, in consultation with the 
        Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, should 
        exercise the Secretary of State's statutory authority by 
        designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist 
        organization.

SEC. 3. REPORT ON DESIGNATION OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AS A FOREIGN 
              TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
        ``appropriate congressional committees'' means--
                    (A) the Committee on Homeland Security and 
                Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
                    (B) the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate;
                    (C) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the 
                Senate;
                    (D) the Select Committee on Intelligence of the 
                Senate;
                    (E) the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate;
                    (F) the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
                Affairs of the Senate;
                    (G) the Committee on Homeland Security of the House 
                of Representatives;
                    (H) the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
                Representatives;
                    (I) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House 
                of Representatives;
                    (J) the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 
                of the House of Representatives;
                    (K) the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of 
                Representatives; and
                    (L) the Committee on Financial Services of the 
                House of Representatives.
            (2) Intelligence community.--The term ``intelligence 
        community'' has the meaning given that term in section 3(4) of 
        the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003(4)).
    (b) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the 
intelligence community, shall submit a detailed report to the 
appropriate congressional committees that--
            (1) indicates whether the Muslim Brotherhood meets the 
        criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization 
        under section 219(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
        U.S.C. 1189(a)); and
            (2) if the Secretary of State determines that the Muslim 
        Brotherhood does not meet the criteria referred to in paragraph 
        (1), includes a detailed justification as to which criteria 
        have not been met.
    (c) Form.--The report required under subsection (b) shall be 
submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex, if 
appropriate.
                                 <all>