Lummis to Sponsor Bill Fighting Sections of NDAA

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo)
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo)

President Barack Obama signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act on New Year's Eve, and sections of this year's defense funding bill has some up in arms.

Section 1021 of the bill includes broad writing and does not rule out the indefinite detention of Americans suspected of terrorism.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis R-Wyoming shared her position on the issue via phone interview with Sheridan Media on Friday.

Lummis says the Constitution would protect Americans from this provision, but says that's not enough.

Legislators have said that though the bill allows for the detention of U.S. citizens without trial, they will not allow it to do so. President Obama was one of those; he said that his administration will not condone the action, and that he would interpret Section 1021 in a way that complies with the Constitution.

Anti-terrorist agencies have said for years that provisions against indefinite detention get in the way of their efforts.

Lummis said she will co-sponsor a bill, HR 3676, that makes clear that U.S citizens may not be detained against their will without all rights of due process afforded under the Constitution.

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