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Enzi Statement on NDAA Amendment Preventing Permanent Detention of American Citizens


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement concerning the passage of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prevent American citizens from ever being permanently detained without being charged or brought to trial.

"The Bill of Rights is very clear on the rights we all have, especially our judicial process. Some folks in Wyoming have expressed concerns that the NDAA would allow American citizens to be held without charge or trial. Last night, the Senate passed an amendment to the NDAA to clarify this issue and I voted for it. The amendment makes it clear that no citizen of the United States can be permanently detained by use of military force, declaration of war, or any similar authority. I thank Senators Feinstein and Paul for introducing their amendment."

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