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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) smiles at the crowd while delivering remarks announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for U.S. president March 23, 2015. AFP Photo/Paul J.

Washington- Three U.S. lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) who was a presidential candidate, have proposed a measure calling for the Muslim Brotherhood to be designated a foreign terrorist organization.

“Proud to introduce Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act,” Cruz tweeted this week.

Cruz is optimistic that the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act -introduced this week in both chambers of Congress – will get signed into law given that Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will reach the White House at the end of Democrat President Barak Obama’s tenure.

Given that a bill would go through several stages before its adoption, Trump will likely be the one signing it.

Republicans have the majority in the House and Senate and consequently control the leadership of the most important Congressional committees. This would facilitate the adoption of the bill.

If the President does not sign a bill or veto it within 10 days after its passage, then it automatically becomes law.

Several hearings are expected to be held before the bill’s adoption. This will allow the State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and maybe leaders of the Islamic community in the U.S. to express their viewpoints on the measure and its repercussions.