Politics & Government

May 4, 2009

House Democrats won't give Obama funds to close Gitmo

The Obama administration's bid for $50 million to move prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility was left out of the Democratic-authored emergency war spending bill unveiled Monday. Spokesmen explained there were two problems: The Pentagon has no policy in place yet for using the money, and Republicans as well as skeptical Democrats were likely to block the whole spending bill if the Guantanamo funds were included.

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