This can’t make President Obama happy, as this will prevent him from releasing anymore prisoners from Gitmo.
Here are all of the essential details from 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.
It is unclear if the measure could earn the Senate’s support. The White House has already recommended that Obama veto the defense policy bill over a variety of concerns, including how it allocates war funds and its restrictions on planning for the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to U.S. facilities.
President Obama has been pressing Congress to help him close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay since he came to the White House, and a major part of that effort has been focused on transferring detainees to third-party countries.
To some this is a shock, but it shouldn’t be. Congress is finally doing their part in keeping Obama’s power in check. They are keeping him from making another stupid decision, such as releasing terrorists that put us in grave danger back into the world.
It’s always good when Obama is knocked off his high horse and actually told no.