04.06.16

Gardner Introduces Measure to Prevent Transfer of GTMO Detainees to U.S.

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation that prohibits the use of federal airspace for flights transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the United States.

“At a recent town hall that focused on national security issues in Florence, CO, Coloradans and local law enforcement expressed grave concerns about the Administration’s apparent willingness to circumvent current law and bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States,” said Gardner. “I pledged that I will continue to work with my colleagues to prevent the Obama Administration from moving forward to fulfill a political promise that will compromise our national security. This amendment explicitly prevents the Administration from using federal airspace to fly the detainees from Cuba to the United States, and serves as another avenue to stop the transfer of terrorists to our backyards.”  

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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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