update20101216@13:57 – breaking hews
Scott Brown is quickly becoming my favorite Republican
…and repeal DADT. this is it. do what needs done. do what’s right.
On a largely party-line vote of 250-175, the House sent the bill supported by President Barack Obama to the Senate, where the prospects for approval are uncertain.
The vote came just a week after Senate Republicans blocked a similar measure to end the policy — known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — as part of an annual defense bill.
Senate Democratic backers now say they have the needed 60 votes in the 100-member chamber to clear such a hurdle and pass the new stand-alone measure before lawmakers wrap up their work for the year.