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  • Disapproval of the Administration's Failure to Notify Congress Before Releasing Individuals from Guantanamo Bay


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    Representative Adam Smith

    From: WA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-09

    SMITH of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. There are two issues important to this piece of legislation. The first that the chairman mentioned is the legality of this....



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    Representative E. Scott Rigell

    From: VA District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    RIGELL. Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairman McKeon for his leadership and bringing this resolution to the floor. I thank the original cosponsors, Congressmen Ribble, Barrow, and Rahall for standing with me...



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    Representative Robert J. Wittman

    From: VA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    WITTMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a member of the House Armed Services Committee and as chairman the Readiness Subcommittee to voice my support for H. Res. 644. I would like to thank the chairman...



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    Representative Brad Sherman

    From: CA District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-09

    SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, we are here to consider a technical violation of section 1035 of the National Defense Authorization Act. A fair reading of that section would indicate that it is drafted and focused...



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    Representative Reid J. Ribble

    From: WI District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    RIBBLE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding. Article I, section 1 of the United States Constitution says: ``The Congress shall have the power''--I want to repeat--``the Congress shall have...



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-09

    BECERRA. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, today, the President is meeting with congressional leaders to discuss our strategy moving forward in Iraq and Syria to protect Americans, our...



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    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-09

    COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, as a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and having the honor to serve under Mr. McKeon and Ranking Member Smith, I would like to just share a couple of thoughts, having...



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    Representative Doug Lamborn

    From: CO District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    LAMBORN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman. I rise today in strong support of H. Res. 644. The President's actions in unilaterally swapping five Taliban members for an American prisoner swept away...



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    Representative Jackie Walorski

    From: IN District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    WALORSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support today of H. Res. 644, for which I am a proud cosponsor. This bipartisan bill condemns and disapproves the Obama administration's failure to comply with the...



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    Representative Ron DeSantis

    From: FL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    Congressional Record, Volume 160 Issue 128 (Tuesday, September 9, 2014) [Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 128 (Tuesday, September 9, 2014)] [House] [Pages H7325-H7335] From the Congressional...



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    Representative Aaron Schock

    From: IL District 18

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    SCHOCK. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this resolution. The release of the Taliban Five, in violation of a law that President Obama himself signed, is among the greatest examples of this administration's...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-09

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I think it is important to take note of the importance of this debate and, as well, the respect that we as Members of Congress owe each other and this institution. I have...



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    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, how much time remains? The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman has 3\1/2\ minutes remaining. Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I want to...



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    Representative Joe Wilson

    From: SC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, the United States should not negotiate with terrorists. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle agree, which is why we have passed laws requiring the President...



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    Representative Mike Thompson

    From: CA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-09

    THOMPSON of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my strong concern regarding President Obama's failure to notify Congress at least 30 days in advance of exchanging five Taliban prisoners...



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    Representative Pete Olson

    From: TX District 22

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-09

    OLSON. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 485, had I been present, I would have voted ``aye.'' ____________________ ...