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Politico: Where the DADT Votes Stand

Politico: Where the DADT Votes Stand


A article is offering the latest tally on where the votes stand in the Senate Armes Serves Committee in advance of Thursday's vote on the White House-backed deal to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."

Democrats Evan Bayh of Indiana and Bill Nelson of Florida are voting yes on repeal. Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Democrat Jim Webb of Virginia are voting no. Holding out? Democrats Robert Byrd of West Virginia and Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

With this latest tally, the bill stands "within one vote of approval" by the committee. Brown and Webb, who had previously said they were undecided on repealing "don't ask, don't tell," have said they would prefer to make a decision after the Department of Defense study is complete.

Read the full article here.

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