The Senate is preparing to vote on a bill that would loosen the restrictions on transferring prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
It would let prisoners be transferred to the U.S. or other countries for detention, trial or medical care.
Pentagon Correspondent Chris Lawrence is Outfront.
Five years after President Obama vowed to close Guantanamo Bay prison, there are still more than 160 detainees being held at the facility at a cost of about $150 million a year.
But closing a facility that houses some of the most dangerous terrorists in the world has a cost of its own.
Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence is Outfront with the story.
As the calls grow louder for the military to stop force-feeding some of the 100 detainees who have been on a hunger strike for nearly 100 days - we're learning not only how much money is being spent and wasted because of the current stand-off with detainees.
But also how much tax payers are shelling out to keep the prison open.
Our Chris Lawrence is at Guantanamo Bay. He's been given unprecedented access to the prison - and has more in a OutFront investigation.
As the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay nears its 100th day, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder renewed his pledge to shut down the detention center.
"What we're going to try to do is to close Guantanamo. The president has indicated that it's too expensive, it's a recruitment tool for terrorists. It has a negative impact with our with our allies so we're going to make a renewed effort to to close Guantanamo," Holder said.
Despite the administration's mounting pressure to close Gitmo, there has been little will in Congress to actually do it - partly because no lawmaker wants detainees in their state.
According to the Defense Department, 74 freed detainees have returned to terrorist activities.
Chris Lawrence is live at Guantanamo Bay with an OutFront investigation.
Guantanamo Bay detention camp has 166 detainees despite President Obama's promise to close Gitmo more than 1500 days ago.
And of those detainees more than 100 are on a hunger strike. This Friday marks 100 days since that strike began. Dozens of detainees are being fed with feeding tunes.
Our Chris Lawrence is taking you inside the Guantanamo Bay detention camp all week with our OutFront investigation: Inside Gitmo.