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Senate Drops Guantanamo Closure Funds

May 20, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Nobody, besides maybe the people of Harding, MT, wants the terrorist suspects in Guantanamo to be brought into their states when the detention center is closed. The Senators whose job it is to represent the states, including the ones from Montana, know this. That’s why they voted today, 90-6, to take out $80 million from the Iraq/Afghanistan supplemental that was included for the Obama administration to manage the closing of the Guantanamo detention center and to prohibit any funds in the bill from being used to transfer detainees to the U.S.

These are the six senators who voted to keep the Gitmo-closing money in the bill:

Sen. Richard Durbin [D, IL]
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT]
Sen. Thomas Harkin [D, IA]
Sen. Carl Levin [D, MI]
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D, RI]
Sen. John Reed [D, RI]

Related: FBI Director Concerned About Detainees Radicalizing Prison Populations

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