A Florida congresswoman teamed up with a Republican presidential hopeful to unveil a bill taking aim at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) due to its support of terrorism and opposition to Israel.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, currently running for the Republican presidential nomination, and U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, unveiled the “PLO Accountability Act” on Thursday. The bill would shut down the PLO office in Washington, D.C., which has been open since the Oslo Accords in 1994 unless it stops backing terrorism and anti-Israeli and anti-Semitism.
Ros-Lehtinen’s bill has been sent to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. She has reeled in more than dozen co-sponsors including Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Ander Crenshaw, John Mica and Ted Yoho.
Cruz’s bill has been sent to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. So far, Cruz has not garnered any co-sponsors.
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