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H Res 644 - Disapproving of the Administration Not Notifying Congress before Transferring Guantanamo Bay Detainees, and Expressing Concern Over the Transfer - National Key Vote

John Barrow Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation-Resolution.

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Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (249-163) - (Key vote)
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Title: Condemning and Disapproving of the Failure of the Obama Administration to Comply with the Lawful Statutory Requirement to Notify Congress before Transferring Individuals Detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Expressing Concern About the National Security Risks Over the Transfer of Five Taliban Leaders and the Repercussions of Negotiating with Terrorists

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that disapproves of the Administration not notifying Congress before the transfer of 5 Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for United States Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

Highlights:
  • Disapproves of the Administration not meeting the 30 day statutory reporting requirement to Congress before the transfer of 5 “senior Taliban leaders” detained at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for United States Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  
  • Expresses “grave” concern over the national security risks related to the transfer of the detainees, including national security threats to American citizens and the Armed Forces. 
  • Specifies that the Administration not notifying Congress before the prisoner exchange has “burdened” the Administration’s ability to “constructively engage” and work with Congress.
  • Expresses relief that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has safely returned to the United States.
Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Disapproving of the Administration Not Notifying Congress before Transferring Guantanamo Bay Detainees, and Expressing Concern Over the Transfer

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