Senate Democrats

Reid: We Will Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” If Republicans Do Not Run Out The Clock

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening reaffirming support for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:

"This week, we have seen clear evidence that an overwhelming majority in Congress supports repeal of the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. The House of Representatives sent a powerful message with its lopsided vote in favor of repeal. And Senator Snowe joined a growing chorus of Republicans in the Senate who support repeal.
"The time for action is now. We plan on considering the stand-alone bill to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ which was sent over by the House.
"But let me be clear. We are very quickly running out of days in this Congress. The time for week-long negotiations on amendments and requests for days of debate is over.   Republican Senators who favor repealing this discriminatory policy need to join with us now to stand against those who are trying to run out the clock on this Congress."