A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to deny funding for terror trials in civilian courts.
Senators from both parties say trying 9/11 conspirators on U.S. soil is not worth the risk to Americans. They want them tried in military tribunals.
Jordan Sekulow, director of international operations for the American Center for Law & Justice appeared on Wednesday's CBN News' Morning program and gave more insight about the legislation.
Click here to watch the interview.
The proposed legislation sets up a possible standoff between Congress and the Obama administration.
"I believe it is inappropriate to give the mastermind of 9/11 full constitutional rights of American citizens," GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said.
"We run the risk of having a very costly show trials that would benefit the international terrorist movement," added Democratic Sen. Jim Webb.
Meanwhile, the White House has backed off it's push to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed near Ground Zero.
However, the trials could still be moved elsewhere in the U.S.