Congressman Randy Weber

Representing the 14th District of Texas
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Weber Issues Statement on President's Proposal to Close Gitmo

Feb 23, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on the President’s proposal to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility:

“Closing Gitmo and transferring these dangerous terrorists to United States soil is a terrible and illogical idea. Instead of putting America first, the President once again continues to weaken our national security by pursuing decisions geared towards solidifying his legacy.”

“Fortunately, Congress took preventative measures by including language in the recent National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would bar detainees from Guantanamo from being transferred to the United States. The President signed this legislation into law. For the President to close Gitmo, current law must be changed, new legislation must be written, approved by Congress, and sent to the President's desk. I will not support any measure that will allow these dangerous terrorists to be transferred to the United States.”