"Congress has been unambiguous. Even the president's attorney general has acknowledged that it would be illegal for the president to bring terrorists to American communities," said Don Stewart, spokesman for Mr. McConnell.
Obama can't close Guantanamo through executive action, despite threats →
"The leader believes we should do a long-term bill. It's under development," said Don Stewart, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.
House passes short-term highway fix; Congress' plans still in flux before July 31 deadline →