The plan to permit terrorist suspects held at the facility to be shipped to U.S. soil to face trial passed the Senate by a 79-19 vote as part of a larger $44.1 billion budget bill for the Homeland Security Department.
Find out how your Senator voted: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00323
For comments and amendments to bill: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2892/show
And Jim DeMint, R-S.C., complained that negotiators also dropped a plan to require double-layer fences along 700 miles of the border with Mexico rather than vehicle barriers and high-tech equipment.
So now will they get civilian trials? That is the question. It will be almost impossible due to discovery rules that would reveal names of witnesses.