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Ted Cruz extends bill threatening all relations with federal agencies – Variety

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A proposed bill that would directly affect China’s Hollywood business interests has only expanded in scope, as its champion Sen. Ted Cruz is threatening to shut down the entire business venture.

On Thursday, Cruise Order formally introduced the bill called the SCRPIT Act. The piece of legislation seeks to stop the transformation of American films in China – a common practice in large studios to make their films accessible to those consumers. Cruz called the edits censorship, which is similar to foreign propaganda.

Although Cruz had previously threatened to sever ties between the studio and the U.S. Department of Defense, the bill, submitted Thursday, includes all federal agencies, including entities such as the U.S. Coast Guard and NASA.

Content exhibitors rely on this relationship for everything from using official logos on TV shows to filming military bases, aircraft carriers and federal buildings for content focusing on issues such as the armed forces and space exploration.

Cruz on the floor “stressed the need to be aware of the Chinese government’s efforts to censor and silence elsewhere, including our own country.”

The senator had earlier made a statement about Tom Cruise’s character in the upcoming sequel “Top Song: Maverick”. Cruz highlighted that the character’s bomber jacket snatched Japanese and Taiwanese flags in promotional images and trailers – thought to have been done in honor of censors of thought.

“What message does it send to the American icon Maverick when he is clearly afraid of the Chinese communists?” Cruz Dr. “That’s ridiculous.”

He also cited James Bond’s installment “Skyfall”, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”, “Red Dawn” and remakes of the Queen’s biopic “Bohemian Respodi” as examples of censored films.

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