Pelosi Planning on DADT Vote in 2010

By Michelle Garcia

Originally published on Advocate.com April 26 2010 6:30 PM ET

U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi said she plans for the House to vote on "don't ask, don't tell" by the end of 2010, according to the DC Agenda.

Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, said Monday that it was the "speaker's intention that a vote will be taken this year."

The Military Readiness Enhancement Act is currently sponsored by Rep. Patrick Murphy, an Iraq war veteran, and was introduced in 2009 by former representative Ellen Tauscher, who left office for job in the Obama administration. There are 192 cosponsors of the bill.