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Rep. Patrick Murphy: We’ve Got the Votes to Repeal DADT

Funny how the numbers seem to all start adding up just after the White House gets on board, huh? Says Murphy: “We have the votes to get this done. I have 192 co-sponsors and commitments from dozens of others,” which would put the number higher than the 217 needed. [Greg Sargent]

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On:           May 25, 2010
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    • Chance
      Chance

      Q, darlings, the House was never a problem. The Senate is the obstacle. Of course now that we aren’t actually talking about passing repeal, but just a strongly worded suggestion, maybe they’ll come around…

      May 25, 2010 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      “NO IMMEDIATE EFFECT ON CURRENT POLICY.—
      Section 654 of title 10 (DADT), United States Code, shall remain
      in effect until such time that all of the requirements and
      certifications required by subsection (b) are met. If these
      requirements and certifications are not met, section 654
      of title 10 (DADT), United States Code, shall remain in effect.”

      EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by
      subsection (f) shall take effect only on the date on which
      the last of the following occurs:

      (1) The Secretary of Defense has received the
      report required by the memorandum of the Secretary referred to in subsection (a).
      2) The President transmits to the congressional defense committees a written certification,signed by the President, the Secretary of Defense,
      and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stating each of the following:
      (A) That the President, the Secretary of
      Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
      of Staff have considered the recommendations
      contained in the report and the report’s pro
      posed plan of action.

      (B) That the Department of Defense has
      prepared the necessary policies and regulations
      to exercise the discretion provided by the
      amendments made by subsection (f).

      (C) That the implementation of necessary
      policies and regulations pursuant to the discretion provided by the amendments made by sub
      section (f) is consistent with the standards of
      military readiness, military effectiveness, unit
      cohesion, and recruiting and retention of the
      Armed Forces.

      May 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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