Senate passes bill banning transfer of prisoners from Gitmo to US

The Senate on Tuesday passed and will send to the White House a broad defense policy bill that would block the president from bringing terrorism suspects held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States.

Unknown is whether President Barack Obama, who made closing the detention center a key campaign promise, will veto the bill or sign it despite the Gitmo restrictions.

The overwhelming and bipartisan vote was 91 to 3, which means it has more than enough supporters to override a presidential veto.

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