Intercept - The Senate, by a veto-proof 91-3 margin, passed a revamped defense spending bill that still contains provisions intended to prevent President Obama from closing Guantánamo Bay prison.
The bill already passed the House 370-58, also more than enough votes to override a veto, should it come to that.
Obama vetoed the bill last month, citing both funding disagreements and language intended to ban all transfers of Guantánamo prisoners to the United States, heighten the barrier to shift them overseas, and prohibit moves to specific countries.
Since then, lawmakers essentially acceded to his budget demands, cutting funding for sweetheart programs and authorizing $715 million to help Iraqi forces fight Islamic State rebels, among other changes.
But the Guantánamo provisions remain.