The president had come under criticism from members of both parties over the swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
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Congress began taking steps on Tuesday to rein in and investigate President Obama after an outcry over his release of five senior Taliban detainees in exchange for a U.S. soldier captured five years ago.

The House Appropriations Committee, in a bipartisan 33-13 vote, passed language banning the Pentagon from funding detainee transfers from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

And across the Capitol, a group of senators introduced a resolution demanding an investigation into whether the terrorists’ release damaged national security.