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Reported to House without amendment (04/15/2016)

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United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Preservation Act

(Sec. 3) This bill prohibits any action to modify, abrogate, or replace the stipulations, agreements, and commitments contained in the Guantanamo Lease Agreements, or to impair or abandon the jurisdiction and control of the United States over United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unless specifically authorized or otherwise provided by:

  • a statute enacted on or after the enactment of this Act;
  • a treaty ratified with the advice and consent of the Senate on or after enactment of this Act; or
  • a modification of the Treaty Between the United States of America and Cuba signed at Washington, DC, on May 29, 1934, that is ratified with the advice and consent of the Senate on or after enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 4) "Guantanamo Lease Agreements" means:

  • the Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba for the Lease to the United States of Lands in Cuba for coaling and naval stations, signed by the President of the United States on February 23, 1903; and
  • the Lease to the United States by the Government of Cuba of Certain Areas of Land and Water for Naval or Coaling Stations, signed by the President of the United States on October 2, 1903.