Secretive Conference Committee Fights Back Attempt to Prohibit Indefinite Military Detention of US Citizens

Secretive Conference Committee Fights Back Attempt to Prohibit Indefinite Military Detention of US Citizens

Nothing to see here, move along.

“As Adam Sewer at Mother Jones explains, the conference committee was stacked with legislative leaders who support military detention powers applying to US citizens and were actually involved in inserting the provision in last year’s bill. Of course, the public will never know exactly how the conference committee decided to drop the amendment and who voted for or against because the House voted 351-53 to allow the conference committee to meet in a “closed” session. No cameras were allowed in the room and no records of the debates or votes were made public.”

 
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