WASHINGTON--Senate Democrats defeated Tuesday a bid by Republicans to bar money being spent for prisons--that would include a proposed Gitmo North in Illinois--to take detainees from Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba. This is only the first skirmish. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee today--Wednesday-- on his decision to try the 9-11 suspects not at Gitmo in a New York courtroom. The subject of sending detainees to prisons on U.S. soil is expected to come up. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who supports the federal government buying the Thomson Correctional Center in northwest Illinois for the detainees, is on the committee.
Below, information on the defeated measure from www.senate.gov.
Amends: H.R.3082 , S.AMDT.2730
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (submitted 11/10/2009) (proposed 11/10/2009)
To prohibit the use of funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act to construct or modify a facility in the United States or its territories to permanently or temporarily hold any individual held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
TEXT OF AMENDMENT AS SUBMITTED: CR S11351
Amendment SA 2774 proposed by Senator DeMint for Senator Inhofe to Amendment SA 2730. (consideration: CR S11334; text: CR S11334)
Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11362)
Considered by Senate.
Motion to table amendment SA 2774 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 43. Record Vote Number: 347.
Sen Barrasso, John [WY] - 11/10/2009
Sen Brownback, Sam [KS] - 11/10/2009
Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] - 11/10/2009
Sen DeMint, Jim [SC] - 11/10/2009
Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] - 11/10/2009
Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] - 11/10/2009
Sen Kyl, Jon [AZ] - 11/10/2009
Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] - 11/10/2009
Sen Thune, John [SD] - 11/10/2009
Sen Vitter, David [LA] - 11/10/2009
Sen Bond, Christopher S. [MO] - 11/10/2009
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] - 11/10/2009
Sen Sessions, Jeff [AL] - 11/16/2009
Sen Cornyn, John [TX] - 11/16/2009
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] - 11/16/2009