Monday, October 05, 2009

Tivo Alert: Murphy on DADT Tomorrow

Set your tivo, though note that times are subject to change:

TUESDAY, October 6, 2009, Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District), the first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress, will host a special order hour to discuss the negative impact of the discriminatory policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and the need to repeal it. The law, passed by Congress in 1993, prohibits gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. It compromises national security and military readiness at a time when the U.S. is engaged in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan .

Congressman Murphy is the lead sponsor of H.R. 1283, the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, a bill that would replace DADT with a policy of nondiscrimination throughout every branch of the services. There are currently 176 cosponsors on the bill. Rep. Murphy will be joined by a number of his colleagues on the floor of the House.

Special order speeches allow Members of the House of Representatives to speak on any topic they wish for periods of time reserved in advance.

The special order hour is slated for tomorrow, Tuesday at 9 p.m. Those following at home can watch on C-SPAN. Note that the time is subject to change.

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