The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today to prohibit the transfer of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
Overall, 12 Democrats crossed party lines and supported the bill while 4 Republicans opposed it. Thirteen members missed the vote.
Except for Rep. Joe Pitts, who was one of the 13 to miss the roll call, the vote broke down among party lines.
All four Democrats Bob Brady, Brendan Boyle, Matt Cartwright and Mike Doyle all voted against the measure (Chaka Fattah’s old seat is still vacant).
On the other hand, the bill was supported by the twelve other Republican members: Lou Barletta, Ryan Costello, Charlie Dent, Mike Fitzpatrick, Mike Kelly, Tom Marino, Pat Meehan, Tim Murphy, Scott Perry, Keith Rothfus, Bill Shuster and Glenn Thompson.
The legislation will now head to the U.S. Senate.