Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell No More?

June 2, 2010



The House of Representatives recently voted to allow the Department of Defense to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.  A variety of information surrounding the legislation is available on Westlaw, and can be found using the search “don’t ask don’t tell” & da(5/2010) in the following databases:

 U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN)

  • The results include a statement by President Obama reacting to the House vote.

 Congressional Record (CR)

  • Statements by members of the House both for and against repealing the policy are found here.

 US Political Transcripts (USPOLTRANS)

  • Included among the results are remarks of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

 U.S. Congressional Testimony (USTESTIMONY)

  • The testimony of two individuals before the House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs urging the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” is found among the results here.