Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Republicans Stand in the Way of Dream Act and DADT

Republicans are on a roll, blocking everything from unemployment benefits to small business tax credits. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, targeted by Lady Gaga as possible supporters of repealing DADT, aligned with the republicans.
Republicans just successfully filibustered a defense authorization bill, killing an effort by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to attach the DREAM Act and a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to the bill. All Democrats voted to bring the bill to the floor, but they were unable to win support of any Republicans to bypass the filibuster. The final vote tally was 56 “yeas” and 43 “nays.” WI

Al Franken relates a USO tour story: