The gig is too far from the base's prison for detainees to hear it.
The White House has threatened to veto the annual bill.
Senators want to take away the funding via an amendment to an annual defense policy bill.
The 2017 NDAA would keep in place the prohibition on transferring Gitmo detainees to the U.S.
Both chambers are preparing legislation to thwart Obama's hope of closing Gitmo
Nine Yemeni detainees have been transferred to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins's bill would halt transfers of Guantanamo Bay detainees to foreign countries.
The detainees will be transferred to at least two countries, Reuters reports.
Two administration officials defended the plan to close the facility.
"The president would have to work with Congress," she said.
Twelve detainees released during Obama's presidency are suspected to be back in the fight.
A Republican congresswoman is pressing President Obama for more information on the recidivism rate...
Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab al Rahabi is a suspected bodyguard of Osama bin Laden.
Two senators introduced legislation to send captured ISIS fighters to Guantanamo Bay.
Ed Royce said the Obama administration transferred detainees to countries that could not control...
She said the transfers would hurt the local economy and cast a shadow of fear over the state.
The annual defense bill includes recommendations from Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
A new bill would require the Defense secretary to certify that a detainee is no longer a threat.
Her hold comes after an announcement that two detainees were transferred to Senegal.
Paul Lewis told lawmakers he could provide more details in a classified setting.
Rep. Jackie Walorski said releasing them is "completely nonsensical."
The Speaker's office mocks Obama for thinking his plan "has a chance."
President Obama outlined a plan for closing the military prison in Cuba late last month.
Mac Thornberry is says he is seeking clear assurances from the administration.