TV News LIES

Friday, Aug 22nd

Last update09:27:15 PM GMT

You are here News Congress House GOP defense bill blocks Guantanamo closing

House GOP defense bill blocks Guantanamo closing

E-mail Print PDF

GOP block Gitmo closingRebuffing President Barack Obama's latest plea, House Republicans on Monday proposed keeping open the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by barring the administration from transferring its terror suspects to the United States or a foreign country such as Yemen.

The provisions dealing with the fate of the remaining 166 prisoners are part of a defense policy bill drafted by Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif. The chairman released the bill Monday, two days before Republicans and Democrats on the committee will vote on it.

Overall, the bill would authorize $638 billion for the military in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, including $86 billion for war costs. The committee responded to concerns that the military was headed toward a readiness crisis due to automatic spending cuts by adding nearly $5 billion beyond the president's budget request for training programs, equipment maintenance, spare parts and more.

The final bill is likely to include additional provisions addressing the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, missile defense and weapons programs, with most reflecting the will of Republicans who control the House. The full chamber is expected to vote on the bill this summer and then work out differences when the Democratic-run Senate passes its version.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


UK ambassador 'lobbied senators to hide Diego Garcia role in rendition'

Rendition siteLogs released under the Freedom of Information Act have reinforced claims that the UK lobbied to...

Senate passes funding for Israel's Iron Dome

Iron Dome Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) got unanimous consent in the Senate Friday for legislation to...

A Few Bold Members Of Congress Join Fight Against Long-Standing Anti-Abortion Policy

Barbara LeeLawmakers who support abortion rights have long fought against policies that restrict women's access to the...

CIA improperly accessed Senate computers, agency finds

diane feinsteinCIA employees improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to compile a report on...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!