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November 11, 2015 7:08 am

Congress Passes Bill Barring Guantanamo Detainees From Transfer to US

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The US Congress. Photo: Wikipedia.

The US Congress. Photo: Wikipedia.

AP – Congress sent President Barack Obama a $607 billion defense policy bill that he is expected to sign even though he adamantly opposes its ban on moving some Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons.

The Senate overwhelmingly approved the bill, 91-3, on Tuesday just days after the House passed the bipartisan measure, 370-58. The legislation authorizes Pentagon spending on military personnel, ships, aircraft and other war-fighting equipment.

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