President Barack Obama on Tuesday will present a long-awaited plan to Congress to shut down the controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
He is expected to discuss Guantanamo from the Roosevelt Room at 10:30 a.m. ET, the White House said.
U.S. officials say the long-awaited plan, which has been on Obama’s agenda since he took office in 2009, calls for up to $475 million in construction costs, according to the AP. The cost would in part cover the transfer of some of the remaining 91 detainees to facilities in the United States, but officials say it will ultimately be offset by as much as $180 million per year in operating cost savings.