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H.R. 2294 (111th): Keep Terrorists Out of America Act

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To require the approval of the relevant State governor and legislature and the President's notification and certification before the transfer or release of an individual currently detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a location in the United States, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

John Boehner

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 7, 2009
Length: 5 pages
May 7, 2009
111th Congress (2009–2010)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


169 Cosponsors (169 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

rep. Calvert statement on transfer of gitmo detainees to illinois
    — Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 16, 2009

President Obama's Decision to Prosecute 9/11 Mastermind in U.S. Courts \"Unconscionable \"
    — Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11, 2005-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 13, 2009

Jenkins: Delaying Six-Month Report on Guantanamo Bay is Proof There is No Plan
    — Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2009

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May 7, 2009

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H.R. 2294 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2294. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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