There is a new bipartisan momentum in Congress that could lead to the closing Guantanamo.
The new 2014 Senate defense budget bill, which was introduced to the floor last week, includes provisions that would allow the transfer of detainees--those already cleared for transfer by U.S. intelligence and defense agencies--back to their home countries. It also includes provisions that would allow the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States for prosecution, incarceration, or medical treatment.
A vote on this bill could come as early as November 20, 2013. But these five amendments to the bill, if passed, could put a stop to that. (Side note: check out this awesome infographic on how laws are passed in the United States.)