Several officials from Leavenworth County will be accompanying U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins when she visits the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Friday, according to a news release from the congresswoman's office.

Several officials from Leavenworth County will be accompanying U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins when she visits the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Friday, according to a news release from the congresswoman's office.

The detention center was established at a U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

President Barack Obama has argued that the detention facility should be closed. Fort Leavenworth has been surveyed by the Department of Defense as a possible site for relocating the detainees who are housed at Guantanamo Bay.

“Since I was elected to Congress, I have been working to stop President Obama’s proposed plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and possibly transfer dangerous terrorists to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth," Jenkins said in the news release.

Jenkins, R-Kansas, represents a congressional district that includes Leavenworth County.

On Monday, the Reuters news agency reported that the Obama administration is not pursuing the use of an executive order to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

Despite this news, Jenkins said in the release that officials need to ensure that the Obama administration and future administrations do not reconsider the idea.

Jenkins will be accompanied on the trip by state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, state Rep. Tony Barton, state Rep. Willie Dove, Leavenworth Mayor Larry Dedeke, Leavenworth City Commissioner Mark Preisinger and County Attorney Todd Thompson.

"This trip, my second, will help provide our local and state officials and community leaders with the resources they need to better understand why (Guantanamo Bay) is the best and only place for these dangerous terrorists," Jenkins said in the news release.