Obama’s plan to shut down Guantanamo Bay detainee facility suffers major setback

by FOXNews.com
December 2, 2014

President Obama’s plan to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba hit a major snag Monday as lawmakers finalizing the annual defense policy bill rejected steps to shut down the facility.

The final defense bill will not have a provision giving the president the power to transfer terror suspects to the U.S. if Congress signs off on the plan, said Sen. Carl Levin.

“Our language … (on Guantanamo) … will not be in,” Levin said.

Levin backed the authority for Obama to transfer the suspects and enthusiastically heralded it in May as the “path to close Guantanamo.”

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