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H.RES.644: Condemning and disapproving of the failure of the Obama administration to comply with the lawful statutory requirement to notify Congress before transferring individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and expressing concern about the national security risks over the transfer of five Taliban leaders and the repercussions of negotiating with terrorists.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Scott Rigell, R-Va.
Total Cosponsors 94 (2 Democrats, 92 Republicans)
Introduced June 25, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 31, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Condemns and disapproves of the Obama administration's failure to comply with the lawful 30-day statutory reporting requirement in executing the transfer of five senior Taliban members from detention at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Expresses concern over: (1) national security implications that may arise from the Taliban members' release, including the national security threat to the American people and the U.S. Armed Forces; and (2) the repercussions of negotiating with terrorists, and the risk that such negotiations may further encourage hostilities and the abduction of Americans.

Stipulates that further violations of appropriate law are unacceptable.

States that these actions have burdened the trust in the commitment and ability of the Obama administration to work with Congress.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 9, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 9, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 9, 2014

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 249 - 163 (Roll no. 485). (text: CR H7325)

Sept. 9, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H7334-7335)
Sept. 9, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 644.
Sept. 9, 2014 Resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 5078 and specified amendments are in order. A motion to recommit with or without instructions is also in order. Resolution provides for one hour of debate on H. Res. 644 and allows a motion to recommit, with or without instructions.
Sept. 9, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 715. (consideration: CR H7325-7335)
Sept. 9, 2014 Rule H. Res. 715 passed House.
Sept. 8, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 715 Reported to House. Resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 5078 and specified amendments are in order. A motion to recommit with or without instructions is also in order. Resolution provides for one hour of debate on H. Res. 644 and allows a motion to recommit, with or without instructions.
July 31, 2014 Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 133.
July 31, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Armed Services. H. Rept. 113-569.
July 29, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 25, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.