Summary: H.Res.644 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (09/09/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 31, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Condemns and disapproves of the Obama administration's failure to comply with the lawful 30-day statutory reporting requirement in executing the transfer of five senior Taliban members from detention at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Expresses concern over: (1) national security implications that may arise from the Taliban members' release, including the national security threat to the American people and the U.S. Armed Forces; and (2) the repercussions of negotiating with terrorists, and the risk that such negotiations may further encourage hostilities and the abduction of Americans.

Stipulates that further violations of appropriate law are unacceptable.

States that these actions have burdened the trust in the commitment and ability of the Obama administration to work with Congress.

Expresses relief that Sergeant Bergdahl has returned safely to the United States.