U.S. Senate passes defense bill on Guantanamo Bay with bipartisan vote, 91-3

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate on Tuesday passed and will send to the White House a broad defense policy bill that would block the President from bringing terrorism suspects held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States.

Unknown is whether President Barack Obama — who made closing the detention center a key campaign promise — will veto the bill or sign it despite the Gitmo restrictions.

The overwhelming and bipartisan vote was 91 to 3, which means it has more than enough supporters to override a presidential veto.

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