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S. 165 (114th): Detaining Terrorists to Protect America Act of 2015

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A bill to extend and enhance prohibitions and limitations with respect to the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Kelly Ayotte

Sponsor. Senator for New Hampshire. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2015
Length: 44 pages
Jan 13, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 12, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Sens. Moran, Gardner, Daines Visit Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    — Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 1, 2016

Senator Roberts to Secretary Carter: I Will Fight Any Relocation of Terrorists to the Mainland
    — Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 20, 2015

Senator Roberts Issues Statement on Release of 5 Terrorists from GITMO
    — Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 15, 2015

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Jan 13, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 12, 2015
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S. 165 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 165. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

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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