S. 2559: Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Protection Act

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 ...

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Feb 22, 2016


Referred to Committee on Feb 22, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 22, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Richard Burr

Senior Senator from North Carolina



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Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016
Length: 2 pages


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Feb 22, 2016

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