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  •  Do you have a Bill number or is it an Amendment? (1+ / 0-)
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    Mogolori

    McCain says he will not allow it to be attached to DoD budget which would make it an Amendment..

    McCaskill is not my fav on the AS Committee. She needs to get more informed or better Congressional Aids.

    "...fighting the wildfires of my life with squirt guns."

    by deMemedeMedia on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 01:30:54 PM PDT

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    •  Here is it: (2+ / 0-)
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      S.3065
      And it's picked up another co-sponsor, Debbie Stabenaw of Michigan (I remember when she was my city council women! WOOOT!)

      Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Udall, Mark [CO] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Burris, Roland [IL] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Franken, Al [MN] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 3/3/2010
      Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 3/9/2010
      Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 3/9/2010
      Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 3/9/2010
      Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 3/9/2010
      Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 3/9/2010
      Sen Udall, Tom [NM] - 3/9/2010
      Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 3/9/2010
      Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] - 3/9/2010
      Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] - 3/9/2010
      Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 3/11/2010
      Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 3/15/2010
      Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 3/16/2010

      I don't think McCain gets to unilaterally decide if it's attached to the budget, it's a majority rule of the committee yes? I have the contact to all the Armed Services Committee members in the diary I posted two hours ago on this same story.

      @AlmightyGod Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

      by Scott Wooledge on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 01:47:19 PM PDT

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      •  Thx, Don't think that you can count on McCaskill (0+ / 0-)

        The Assembly of God's huge world hqtrs are in Springfield, MO. for starters. She's got to protect her seat.

        http://chaplaincy.ag.org

        McChrystal's older brother is a retired AG chaplain who now is recruiting more:

        http://agts.edu/...

        My parents lived there for 15 years. I'm now in AR. No way will Lincoln or Pryor vote for this bill.

        I really think that the only way to end DADT is to get it into the DoD appropriations bill which would challenge McCain to put a hold on it to keep it in committee. This would force a showdown when the DoD can't meet it's payroll in either June or July. It would also provide CYA cover for those who have constituency challenges.

        "...fighting the wildfires of my life with squirt guns."

        by deMemedeMedia on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 03:27:22 PM PDT

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        •  That would explain her silence (0+ / 0-)

          To being publicly called out by Lt. Dan Choi and an advocacy group a few days ago.

          She doesn't get the luxury of sitting this fight out though. She's on the armed services committee, if she won't vote for folding the bill into the spending budget, the chances of repeal passing sink dramatically.

          @AlmightyGod Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

          by Scott Wooledge on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 04:48:18 PM PDT

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