Senate Intel Chairman Burr Votes to Prohibit President from Closing Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON - Today, through the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congress voted to prohibit President Obama from making a dangerous decision to bring terrorists currently housed at Guantanamo Bay to the United States.  Sen. Richard Burr(R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement after voting with 90 other senators from both parties to prevent the transfer of enemy combatants to U.S. soil:

"The President signaled again today the he intends to bring enemy combatants to the United States,” said Sen. Burr. “This is yet another irresponsible decision being made for political reasons rather than on the basis of national security.  Congress has spoken on this issue on numerous occasions; the President should listen to the will of the American people who have repeatedly rejected the President's plan to bring enemy combatants to the United States.”