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 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.-led human rights abuses …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for North Carolina. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on February 22, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
12 Cosponsors (12 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Burr, Ayotte, Cotton, Rubio Introduce Bill to Stop Obama from Turning Over Gitmo Naval Base to Cuba”
— Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] (Sponsor) on Feb 23, 2016
“Sens. Moran, Gardner, Daines Visit Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba”
— Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 1, 2016
Feb 22, 2016
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S. 2559 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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