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This afternoon, the House overwhelmingly passed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act (HR 2965). It passed by a vote of 250-175—an even greater margin than the 234-194 vote when the House passed an amendment to repeal the discriminatory policy … Continue reading

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Today’s Washington Post/ABC News poll is the latest example of strong support by Americans for a repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ From the poll: By a 56-point margin, nearly 8 in 10 Americans say that gays and lesbians who … Continue reading

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Last May, the House overwhelmingly passed an amendment by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2011 (HR 5136) to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and has been waiting for the Senate to act. Last … Continue reading

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With the passing of Ambassador Holbrooke, our country has lost a brilliant and respected diplomat. He was a strong fighter for peace throughout the world and an advocate of American values at the United Nations. All of us who have … Continue reading

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Today, House Republican Leader John Boehner gave a regrettably partisan speech before the American Legion in which he continued to criticize President Obama’s Iraq, security, and veterans’ policies, even as the President is keeping his promise to bring home all … Continue reading

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For more than seven years, America's brave men and women in uniform have done everything asked of them in the war in Iraq. Many have been lost on the battlefield, and Americans mourn their loss; all have performed with courage … Continue reading

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America’s brave men and women in uniform have done everything that has been asked of them in the war in Iraq; they have performed excellently. Soon, our nation will begin a new chapter in this effort, ending combat operations on … Continue reading

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President Obama inherited a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan because the Bush Administration did not have a plan to get the job done. Tonight, the President articulated a way out of this war with the mission of defeating Al Qaeda and … Continue reading

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Today marks a critical step toward the responsible withdrawal of American forces by December 2011 and the end of the war in Iraq, a war that tragically began more than six long years ago. This action is in keeping with … Continue reading

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The 111th Congress is committed to addressing the needs of America's service men and women as well as those of their families. While we salute our men and women in uniform for the courage and bravery that they exhibit in … Continue reading

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