As Members of Congress prepare to return to their home districts for the August recess to face their constituents, and President Obama persists in trying to close the Guantanamo Bay prison facility (“Gitmo”) by January 2010, the Center for Security Policy has published the Interim Guantanamo Legislative Report. This two-volume report provides, in detail, the policy positions of every Representative and Senator on the issue of closing Gitmo and transferring detainees to the United States.
The report identifies each Representative/Senator by name, state, and party affiliation, and goes on to identify (1) any public statements that the legislator has made on the issue of Gitmo closure / detainee transfer; (2) how the legislator has voted on key Gitmo legislation in the 111th Congress and prior sessions; and (3) which Gitmo-related legislation he or she has sponsored or co-sponsored.
The Interim Guantanamo Legislative Report provides a tool the American people can use in discussing with their elected representatives the future status of Gitmo and the detainees incarcerated there. The Center is also creating individual online reports for each of the fifty states to be available next week, for local media and community organizations to hold legislators accountable for their positions on this critical national security matter.
Click here for the complete list
Click here for detailed reports
Click here for a downloadable two-page flyer