Oversight Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce Chairman, Dennis Ross, today announced he will introduce the “None of Our Funds for the Interest, Exercise, or Leisure of Detainees Act” (NO FIELD Act). The legislation would instruct the Budget Committee to reduce the appropriation for the Department of Defense for FY 2013 by $750,000.
Upon introducing this bill, Congressman Ross said, “If the Pentagon has $750,000 to spend on trails, soccer fields and recreational amenities for terrorists, they obviously don’t need that money. Guantanamo Bay is a detention facility for terrorists captured on the battlefield, taking up arms against American forces. According to a report by the DNI in 2010, 150 former Guantanamo detainees are either ‘confirmed or suspected of reengaging in terrorist or insurgent activities.’ Gitmo should not be a place of comfort. It should house the worst of the worst of the world’s terrorists, not be a training ground for the World Cup.”