05.17.16

Gardner Amendment Prohibits Use of Federal Airspace to Transfer GTMO Terrorists to U.S.

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced an amendment to the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act that would prohibit the use of funds to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the U.S. using U.S. airspace.

 

“When I met with Coloradans and local law enforcement in Florence, Colorado, their message was clear: do not allow the President to circumvent the law and bring terrorists to Colorado,” said Gardner. “I will continue to do everything I can to protect the people of Colorado and will use all avenues to block the President from enacting his reckless proposal. This legislation will prohibit the President from using United States airspace to transfer Guantanamo detainees to the United States, and instead keep the terrorists in Guantanamo Bay where they belong.”

 

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

 

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