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H.Res. 644 (113th): Condemning and disapproving of the failure of the Obama administration to comply with the lawful statutory requirement to notify Congress before transferring individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and expressing concern about the national security risks over the transfer of five Taliban leaders and the repercussions of negotiating with terrorists.


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9/9/2014--Passed House amended. Condemns and disapproves of the Obama administration's failure to comply with the lawful 30-day statutory reporting requirement in executing the transfer of five senior Taliban members from detention at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Expresses concern over: (1) national security implications that may arise from the Taliban members' release, including the national security threat to the American people and the U.S. Armed Forces; and (2) the repercussions of negotiating with terrorists, and the risk that such negotiations may further encourage hostilities and the abduction of Americans.

Stipulates that further violations of appropriate law are unacceptable.

States that these actions have burdened the trust in the commitment and ability of the Obama administration to work with Congress.

Expresses relief that Sergeant Bergdahl has returned safely to the United States.