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House demands plan for Guantanamo detainees
Source: Reuters

House demands plan for Guantanamo detainees
Thu May 17, 2007 3:11PM EDT

By Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shrugging off a possible veto from
President George W. Bush, the U.S. House of Representatives
on Thursday demanded the administration develop a plan to
transfer detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba.

The 220-208 vote came on an amendment to a bill authorizing
defense programs that the Democratic-led House passed
overwhelmingly. The Senate has yet to act, and then the two
versions will have to be reconciled.

Earlier this week the White House warned lawmakers not to
"micro-manage" the treatment of Guantanamo detainees, saying
any bill that blocked the administration from detaining people it
has designated as "enemy combatants" could provoke a veto.


The proposal by Rep. James Moran that cleared the House
requires the administration to report on plans to place captives
on trial, transfer them to other facilities, or release them.


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