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10-HR1283 on Mar 3, 2010

Source: Military Readiness Enhancement Act
Repeals current Department of Defense policy [popularly known as "Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell"] concerning homosexuality in the Armed Forces. Prohibits the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard, from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation against any member of the Armed Forces or any person seeking to become a member. Authorizes the re-accession into the Armed Forces of otherwise qualified individuals previously separated for homosexuality, bisexuality, or homosexual conduct.

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require the furnishing of dependent benefits in violation of section 7 of title 1, United States Code (relating to the definitions of 'marriage' and 'spouse' and referred to as the 'Defense of Marriage Act').

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Question 3: Same-sex domestic partnership benefits Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Homeland Security
  • Headline: Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 7.
  • Headline: Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays (Answer: B)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 7 on Social Issues: When you think about the rights of same-sex couples, which of the following is closest to your personal opinion?
    • A: Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry or form any kind of civil union
    • B: Same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions, but not to marry in the traditional sense
    • C: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, with all the same rights as traditional marriages
    • D: Unsure

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 10-HR1283

Neil Abercrombie s1sHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
John Adler s1sNew Jersey Democrat (until 2010)
Daniel Akaka s1sHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring)
Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democrat
Brian Baird s1sWashington Democrat (until 2010)
Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Max Baucus s1sMT Democratic Sr Senator
Evan Bayh s1sIN Former Democratic Senator
Xavier Becerra s1sCalifornia Democrat
Mark Begich s1sAK Democratic Jr Senator
Michael Bennet s1sCO Democratic Jr Senator
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Jeff Bingaman s1sNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Timothy Bishop s1sNew York Democrat
Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon Democrat
John Boccieri s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bruce Braley s1sIowa Democrat
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat
Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr Senator
Roland Burris s1sIL Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Maria Cantwell s1sWA Democratic Jr Senator
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)
Benjamin Cardin s1sMaryland Democrat
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat
Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat
Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia Democrat
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat
James Clyburn s1sSouth Carolina Democrat
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat
Kent Conrad s1sND Democrat Sr Senator (Retiring)
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat
Kathy Dahlkemper s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia Democrat
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette s1sColorado Democrat
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat
Chris Dodd s1sCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010)
Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas Democrat
Byron Dorgan s1sND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat
Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia Democrat
Bob Etheridge s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Eni Faleomavaega s1sSamoa Democrat
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Russell Feingold s1sPOTUS Democrat
Dianne Feinstein s1sCA Democratic Sr Senator
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Bill Foster s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Al Franken s1sMN Democrat/DFL Jr Senator
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat
John Garamendi s1sCalifornia Democrat
Gabby Giffords s1sArizona Democrat
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat
Charles Gonzalez s1sTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Alan Grayson s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Al Green s1sTexas Democrat
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat
Kay Hagan s1sNC Democratic Jr Senator
John Hall s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Tom Harkin s1sIA Democratic Jr Senator
Jane Harman s1sCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat
Jay Inslee s1sWashington Democrat (Gov. run 2012)
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas Democrat
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator
Steve Kagen s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Patrick Kennedy s1sRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
John Kerry s1sMA Democratic Sr Senator
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Ron Klein s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Amy Klobuchar s1sMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator
Dennis Kucinich s1sOhio Democrat
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat
Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat
John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat
Frank Lautenberg s1sNJ Democratic Sr Senator
Patrick Leahy s1sVT Democratic Sr Senator
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator
Sander Levin s1sMichigan Democrat
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator
David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat
Steve Lynch s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Ed Markey s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Claire McCaskill s1sMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota Democrat
Jim McDermott s1sWashington Democrat
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Mike McMahon s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia Democrat
Gregory Meeks s1sNew York Dem./Working-Families
Robert Menendez s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Jeff Merkley s1sOR Democratic Jr Senator
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democrat
Barbara Mikulski s1sMD Democratic Sr Senator
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat
Alan Mollohan s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Dennis Moore s1sKansas Democrat (until 2010)
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat
Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Patrick Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Scott Murphy s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Patty Murray s1sWA Democratic Sr Senator
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat
Richard Neal s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Bill Nelson s1sFL Democratic Sr Senator
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat
James Oberstar s1sMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor s1sArizona Democrat
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Perlmutter s1sColorado Democrat
Gary Peters s1sMichigan Democrat
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat
Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat
Earl Pomeroy s1sNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat
Charles Rangel s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Jack Reed s1sRI Democratic Sr Senator
Silvestre Reyes s1sTexas Democrat
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Rockefeller s1sWV Democratic Sr Senator
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia Democrat
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois Democrat
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat
John Salazar s1sColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat
Mark Schauer s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat
Kurt Schrader s1sOregon Democrat
Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator
Allyson Schwartz s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia Democrat
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Jeanne Shaheen s1sNH Democratic Sr Senator
Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Heath Shuler s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012)
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York Democrat
David Adam Smith s1sWashington Democrat
Vic Snyder s1sArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Arlen Specter s1sPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican)
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia Democrat
Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr Senator
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat
Ellen Tauscher s2pCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010)
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr Senator
Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi Democrat
Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Tierney s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Dina Titus s1sNevada Democrat (until 2010)
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Mark Udall s1sCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative
Tom Udall s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat
Nydia Velazquez s1sNew York Democrat/Working-Families
Peter Visclosky s1sIndiana Democrat
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat
Maxine Waters s1sCalifornia Democrat
Diane Watson s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Anthony Weiner s1sNew York Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Peter Welch s1sVermont Democrat
Robert Wexler s1sFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky Democrat

Republicans participating in 10-HR1283

Joseph Cao s1sLouisiana Republican (until 2010)
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican
William Owens s1sCO Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican

Independents participating in 10-HR1283

Michael Castle s1sDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); currently US Rep.
Donna Christensen s1sVirgin Islands -
Brad Ellsworth s1sIN 2010 Democratic Challenger
Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)
Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.
Bernie Sanders s1sVermont Independent
Joe Sestak s1sPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 236
Republicans: 4
Independents: 7

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