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S. 2559 (114th): Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Protection Act

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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 be terrorists or have terrorist connections. It has become a lightning rod in the debate over how America should conduct the post-9/11 war on terror. Many accuse the facility of operating with minimal transparency and allowing for U.S ...

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Richard Burr

Sponsor. Senator for North Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Feb 22, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 22, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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Feb 22, 2016
 
Introduced

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

S. 2559 (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. 2559. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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