July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The first major legislative push to repeal DADT during the Obama administration was advanced by the US House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee in May 2010. The repeal was included as an amendment to the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2009 before the House. The ...[read more]
June 6, 2013
by G. Redd
The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay open despite President Barack Obama's renewed statements that he will close it. According to the official summary, "While the NDAA ...[read more]
November 18, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
The White House released a statement of administration policy on Thursday praising the work of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 but warning that President Barack Obama could veto the bill if it "challenges or constrains the President's ...[read more]
September 16, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
Two Republican Congressmen have sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asking to delay the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) , scheduled to go into effect next Tuesday. Congressman Buck McKeon (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Congressman Joe Wilson ( ...[read more]
July 20, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Top Republican lawmakers on Wednesday urged US President Barack Obama to define terror suspect interrogation, detention and prosecution procedures. In a letter to the president, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Howard McKeon and other officials from the Intelligence, Judiciary, ...[read more]
May 12, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved legislation that could complicate the repeal of the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (DADT). The committee approved a revision to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that ...[read more]
March 18, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
General Counsel for the US Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday urged Congress to allow civilian trials of Guantanamo Bay detainees, in addition to military commissions. At a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee, General Counsel Jeh Johnson called for Congress to explore all trial ...[read more]
May 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The US House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday advanced compromise legislation to repeal the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, sending it to a vote of the full Congress. The compromise would prevent the repeal from taking effect unt... ...[read more]
May 22, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
The US House Armed Services Committee has approved a bill prohibiting the Obama administration from modifying or building a facility in the US to hold detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 provides the Department of Defense (DOD) ...[read more]
July 25, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
The Obama administration is considering transferring more Guantanamo Bay detainees to the US, according to testimony Friday by US Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Charles Johnson to the the House Armed Services Committee. Some detainees could be transferred for long-term incarceration and ...[read more]

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