|00:00:00||I APPRECIATE THE SENATOR'S RESPONSE.|
|00:00:02||I HAVE ONE OTHER QUESTION, THAT HAS TO DO WITH SOMEBODY, AN AMERICAN CITIZEN THAT IS CAPTURED IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE APPLICATION OF THE CUSTODY PENDING A PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER TO SUCH A PERSON.|
|00:00:18||I'M WONDERING WHETHER THE SENATOR IS FAMILIAR WITH THE FACT THAT THE LANGUAGE, THE LANGUAGE WHICH PRECLUDED THE APPLICATION OF SECTION 1031 TO AMERICAN CITIZENS WAS IN THE BILL THAT WE ORIGINALLY APPROVED IN THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE AND THE ADMINISTRATION ASKED US TO REMOVE THE LANGUAGE WHICH SAYS THAT U.|
|00:00:44||S. CITIZENS IN LAWFUL -- AND LAWFUL RESIDENTS WOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO THIS SESSION.|
|00:00:52||IS THE SENATOR FAMILIAR IT IS THE ADMINISTRATION THAT ASKED US TO REMOVE THE VERY LANGUAGE WHICH WE HAD IN THE BILL THAT PASSED THE COMMITTEE AND THAT WE REMOVED IT AT THE REQUEST OF THE ADMINISTRATION THAT WOULD HAVE SAID THAT THIS DETERMINATION WOULD NOT APPLY TO U.|
|00:01:08||S. CITIZENS AND LAWFUL RESIDENTS.|
|00:01:10||I'M JUST WONDERING IS THE SENATOR FAMILIAR WITH THE FACT IT WAS THE ADMINISTRATION THAT ASKED US TO REMOVE THE VERY LANGUAGE, THE ABSENCE OF WHICH IS NOW OBJECTED TO BY THE SENATOR FROM ILLINOIS?|
Mr. LEVIN. I do appreciate the Senator's response. I have one other question, and that has to do with an American citizen who is captured in the United States and the application of the custody pending a Presidential waiver to such a person. I wonder whether the Senator is familiar with the fact that the language which precluded the application of section 1031 to American citizens was in the bill we originally approved in the Armed Services Committee, and the administration asked us to remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section.
Is the Senator familiar with the fact that it was the administration which asked us to remove the very language which we had in the bill which passed the committee, and that we removed it at the request of the administration that this determination would not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful residents? Is the Senator familiar with the fact that it was the administration which asked us to remove the very language, the absence of which is now objected to by the Senator from Illinois?