Senate Blocks DADT Repeal With Defense Bill

Law360, New York (December 9, 2010, 5:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed for the second time to advance a $725 billion U.S. Department of Defense authorization spending bill that contained a provision repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" ban, leaving the bill and repeal in limbo as the lame duck session winds down.

Senators voted 57-40 on a motion to invoke cloture on S. 3454, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, falling shy of the 60 votes needed to bring it to the Senate floor for debate.

Sen. Susan...
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