House Armed Services Committee Agrees to DADT Repeal Changes, Other Amendments
Posted by Chris Geidner
May 11, 2011 8:53 PM
Screen shot 2011-05-11 at 10.21.13 PM.pngBeginning at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday evening, May 11, the House Armed Services Committee reached the "military personnel" portion of today's committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA markup began a little past 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, and the committee took breaks for meals and full House floor votes throughout the day before reaching the personnel issues in the evening, which included three amendments altering the current process for implementation of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act and addressing the Defense of Marriage Act.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) had his amendment considered first of the DADT-related amendments. His amendment would add to the certification process -- which currently requires the president, defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to sign off on repeal -- the OK of the service branch chiefs.
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