Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Finance: GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few no votes | Highlights from day two of markup | House votes to overturn joint-employer rule | Senate panel approves North Korean banking sanctions GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few ready to vote against it Anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis to seek reelection in Kentucky MORE (R-Texas) said he has retained counsel to renounce his Canadian citizenship, which should happen in 2014. 

Cruz, in a recent interview with The Dallas Morning News, said he does not dispute holding dual citizenship in both Canada and the United States, but he expects the process to be completed by next year. 

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“I have retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship,” he told the newspaper Sunday.  

The newspaper reported in August that Cruz held dual citizenship in both countries. Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother. 

Questions about his eligibility to run for president had surrounded the freshman senator since he began making trips to early 2016 nominating states but legal consensus holds he is eligible.  

Cruz said the topic briefly came up last month with Donald Trump, who led the effort during the 2012 campaign to force President Obama to release his long-form birth certificate. 

Cruz did not expand upon the conversation, but said it was not discussed in “any significant respect.”