H.R. 2965 (111th): Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010

Introduced:

Jun 19, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 22, 2010

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 2010.

Law:

Pub.L. 111-321

Sponsor:

Jason Altmire

Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Small Business Act with respect to the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and for other purposes.

Summary

The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (H.R. 2965, S. 4023) is a landmark United States federal statute enacted in December 2010 that established a process for ending the Don't ask, don't tell (DADT) policy (10 U.S.C. § 654), thus allowing gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to serve openly in the United States ...

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History

Jun 19, 2009
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 24, 2009
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 8, 2009
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 13, 2009
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 15, 2010
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Dec 18, 2010
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 22, 2010
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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