Michael Rogers on Guantanamo Bay
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010
In October of 2010, the House voted on a funding bill for Homeland Security. Buried within that legislation was language to prevent any funds from being used to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the US or to their home nation. Also in that funding bill was a definition that made photos taken of prisoners at Guantanamo bay classified and unable to be released. The act passed the House 258-163. Michael Rogers voted in favor of the act which prevented the movement of prisoners from Gitmo and classified photos of detainees.
Michael Rogers voted in favor of the act which prevented the movement of prisoners from Gitmo and classified photos of detainees.
Military Commissions Act of 2006
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 established the authority to hold military tribunals for unlawful enemy combatants. It also defined that term and several others. The legislation was passed 253-168 in September of 2006. Michael Rogers voted in favor of the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
Michael Rogers voted in favor of the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation
To require the approval of the relevant State governor and legislature and the President's notification and certification before the transfer or release of an individual currently detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a location in the United States, and for other purposes.
To amend title 49, United States Code, to require inclusion on the no fly list certain detainees housed at the Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Prohibits funds made available to the Department of Justice (DOJ) from being used to prosecute an individual who was detained at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on or after January 22, 2009, in a criminal court in the United States or in any U.S. territory or possession.
Directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit to the House of Representatives all information in the possession of the Department of Homeland Security relating to the Department's planning, information sharing, and coordination with any state or locality receiving detainees held at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on or after January 20, 2009.