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House votes to block Obama's Guantanamo detainee transfers, even to other countries

House votes to block Obama's Guantanamo detainee transfers, even to other countries

Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post

The House took aim at President Obama’s efforts to winnow the population of detainees at Guantanamo on Wednesday, approving a measure that would prohibit him from releasing any of the remaining prisoners at the prison camp.

The measure goes beyond what Republicans have routinely sought to keep the administration from moving Guantanamo detainees to the United States.

Instead, the proposal would prevent the Obama administration from using any funds to release Guantanamo detainees to any destination, even a third-party country — effectively freezing the detainee population at current levels.

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