Admin’s Special Envoys for Guantanamo Closure to be Pressed on Past Testimony

Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the Committee will convene a hearing on Thursday, July 7 entitled “Demanding Accountability: The Administration’s Reckless Release of Terrorists from Guantanamo.”  The hearing will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “President Obama’s Special Envoys for Guantanamo Bay Closure made statements to the committee about detainee releases that contradict administration assessments.  Rather than explain or correct its testimony, the administration chose to ignore our formal inquiry.  That’s unacceptable.

“The administration’s release of terrorists who return to the battlefield is reckless policy that demands accountability and transparency.

“Congress has an obligation to provide oversight, especially on matters of national security.  In this hearing, we will press the administration to set the record straight.”

Hearing: Demanding Accountability: The Administration’s Reckless Release of Terrorists from Guantanamo

Thursday, July 7 at 10 a.m. ET

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Mr. Lee Wolosky
Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure
U.S. Department of State

Mr. Paul M. Lewis
Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure
U.S. Department of Defense

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