Democrats Concede on Gitmo Funding, Strip Funds to Force Closure in Obama's Promised Timeframe

by Benjamin Domenech on 2:39 pm May 19, 2009

In a setback for President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats said Tuesday they will strip out $80 million in new funding in a wartime spending bill to begin the process of closing the Guantanamo detention facility. The action comes as Senate Republicans have warned that they will offer an amendment to the same $91.3 billion measure barring the administration from relocating any of the detainees to American soil.

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