Lawmakers Pre-Empt Obama on Guantanamo

Senate Sends NDAA to President’s Desk

Obama Expected to Sign NDAA

Shortly after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters he expects President Barack Obama to sign the amended bill when it reaches his desk. Earnest noted that despite the provisions in the bill that bar the transfer of detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the administration still intends to submit a plan for closing the prison to Congress.

Republicans Warn Obama on Gitmo Closure

Opponents of moving Guantánamo detainees to the U.S. mainland are firing a new round of warning shots ahead of an Obama administration plan regarding closing the facility.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., told reporters Thursday he could hold up as many nominations as needed to try to thwart implementation of any executive actions on transferring individuals held at the prison facility at the naval base to the United States.

Pelosi: House Democrats Will Sustain NDAA Veto

GOP Weekly Address: June 27, 2015
Boozeman hits "strategy to avoid Senate debate" over NDAA 

McCain: 'I Would Be Astonished' if Obama Vetoed NDAA

As the Senate continued debate on the defense authorization bill Tuesday, Sen. John McCain took a shot at the Obama administration and its threat to veto the measure, saying he would be “astonished” by a veto over a funding level dispute.

Reid: Defense Bill 'Gesture in Futility'
Reid Keeps Filibuster in Pocket, Says McCain Is Wasting His Time With Defense Bill

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., thinks Armed Services Chairman John McCain is going to be wasting his time managing the defense authorization bill on the floor over the next few weeks.

While Reid said Tuesday he and his caucus would not stand in the way of starting debate on the bill, he stopped short of saying Democrats would not filibuster it on the floor.