October 20, 2009 / 9:05 PM / 10 years ago

Guantanamo prisoner restrictions clear Congress

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay prison could be transferred to the United States only to face trial in American courts under a measure that cleared Congress on Tuesday.

The Senate’s 79 to 19 vote removed one of the many roadblocks the administration faces as it tries to empty the internationally condemned prison by January.

The measure, included in a $42.8 billion bill to fund the Homeland Security Department, passed the House of Representatives last week and now heads to the White House for President Obama to sign into law.

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