U.S. lawmakers seek to halt Guantanamo transfers, amid Bergdahl furor

Jun 11 2014, 04:26 IST
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SummaryThe House of Representatives Appropriations Committee voted 33-13 to include the Guantanamo amendment in the $570 billion annual defense appropriations bill.

those efforts," said Laura Pitter, senior national security counsel at Human Rights Watch in New York.

The House amendment was introduced by New Jersey Republican Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen.

The full House is expected to vote on the defense appropriations measure next week.

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