Senate Democrats

Reid Announces Plans To Bring ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal To The Senate Floor

Washington, D.C.— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today announcing plans to bring the Department of Defense Authorization bill, including a repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, to the Senate floor for a vote during the lame-duck session:

“During the work period following the Thanksgiving holidays, I will bring the Defense Authorization bill to the floor, including a repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ Our Defense Department supports repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ as a way to build our all-volunteer armed forces.  We need to repeal this discriminatory policy so that any American who wants to defend our country can do so.”