Ayotte Amdt. No. 2255 to the National Defense Authorization Act
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 237
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 43-55 (see complete tally)

On November 19, 2013, the Senate rejected Amendment 2255 of S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act, by a vote of 43-55. The ACLU urged the Senate to reject the amendment, introduced by Senators Ayotte (R-NH), Inhofe (R-OK), and Chambliss (R-GA). The amendment would have imposed a one year ban on transfers of Guantanamo detainees to the United States for any purpose other than interrogation and would impose a year-long moratorium on transfers to Yemen. Further, the amendment would have made permanent the current inflexible certification and waiver requirement for transfer of detainees out of Guantanamo Bay - even for the 84 detainees already cleared for transfer – and would have struck from the bill the provision providing for emergency medical transfers to the United States. 

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 237
Votes For : 43
Votes Against : 55
Not Voting : 2