A House Committee passed a bill taking a shot at President Barack Obama's citizenship.
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A House Committee passed a bill taking a shot at President Barack Obama's citizenship.

Date: February 21, 2012
By: Ruohan Xu
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1046

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A Missouri House committee passed a bill that brings up controversy surrounding the current president's citizenship.
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Wrap: After hearing questions about President Obama's citizenship, the House Election Committee passed a bill that would require presidential candidates to prove their citizenship to be on the Missouri ballot.

The bill sponsor says the measure is a response to controversy surrounding the current president.

St. Louis County Democrat Representative Stacey Newman voted against the bill. She says it’s a silly piece of legislation.

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Description: “When we get their names from the general election, their qualifications are certified by both the RNC and DNC, and then sent to every sectary of the state.”

The bill passed the committee with a vote of 7-2. The bill now moves to the House floor.

Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.


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