S. 2559: Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Protection Act

Introduced:

Feb 22, 2016

Status:

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.

Sponsor:

Richard Burr

Senior Senator from North Carolina

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

0% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prohibit the modification, termination, abandonment, or transfer of the lease by which the United States acquired the land and waters containing Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

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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History

Feb 22, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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