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H.R. 654 (114th): Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Protection Act

About the bill

President Obama announced a plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Introduced this month, the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Protection Act, S. 2559 and H.R. 654, would prevent the facility from being transferred to Cuban control without Congressional approval. Given most Republicans’ opposition to Obama’s plan, this would very likely prevent Obama from going through with his plans.

The detention facility, which has been in operation since 2002, is located on a U.S. naval base and is used to detain people who are believed to ...

Sponsor and status

David Jolly

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2015
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Feb 2, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 2, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

History

Feb 2, 2015
 
Introduced

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H.R. 654 (114th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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