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H.R.337 Restore Military Readiness Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 04, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services - Readiness

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  • 33% of users support H.R.337

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Would require the chiefs of the four branches of the military to sign off before the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" takes effect. The current repeal law passed by Congress in 2010 already requires the President, the secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos has already said publicly that he does not support the repeal.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Would require the chiefs of the four branches of the military to sign off before the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" takes effect. The current repeal law passed by Congress in 2010 already requires the President, the secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos has already said publicly that he does not support the repeal.

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    • On January 23, 2011, by fakk2 - Since this bill does nothing but put a condition that the heads of the respective branches/departments say, "yes, everything will be the same or better than it was before now that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is repealed", which will only strengthen the military IF that is the case (which can never be guaranteed until they try). If repeal won't help the military, I'd like to see these people say so. If it will help the military, I'd also like to see that.

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      As noted by fakk2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 23, 2011, "Since this bill does nothing but put a condition that the heads of the respective branches/departments say, "yes, everything will be the same or better than it was before now that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is repealed", which will only strengthen the military IF that is the case (which can never be guaranteed until they try). If repeal won't help the military, I'd like to see these people say so. If it will help the military, I'd also like to see that."
    • On January 23, 2011, by billybam - I thought that the Constitution provided for civilian control of the military, not military control of the military like we see in so-called 'banana republics'.

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      As noted by billybam, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 23, 2011, "I thought that the Constitution provided for civilian control of the military, not military control of the military like we see in so-called 'banana republics'."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • The 7 Most Anti-Gay U.S. Representatives | Life Within The Rainbow - July 05, 2012 by Michelle - H.R. 337, the Restore Military Readiness Act; H.R. 875, the Marriage Protection Act of 2011; H.R. 958, the We the People Act; H.R. 3828, the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act; H.J.RES. 45, proposing an amendment to ...

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      As noted by Michelle on July 05, 2012, "H.R. 337, the Restore Military Readiness Act; H.R. 875, the Marriage Protection Act of 2011; H.R. 958, the We the People Act; H.R. 3828, the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act; H.J.RES. 45, proposing an amendment to ..." (/url?q=http://lifewithintherainbow.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/the-7-most-anti-gay-u-s-representatives/&sa=U&ei=OYP3T6nBEIrD2QXotPnIBg&ved=0CDkQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNHd8_ugsCpDhD6y8i6wKxOVsMDlrg)
    • The Mad Professah Lectures: The 7 Most Anti-Gay Republican ... - June 28, 2012 by Ron Buckmire - H.R. 337, the Restore Military Readiness Act; H.R. 875, the Marriage Protection Act of 2011; H.R. 958, the We the People Act; H.R. 3828, the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act; H.J.RES. 45, proposing an amendment to ...

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      As noted by Ron Buckmire on June 28, 2012, "H.R. 337, the Restore Military Readiness Act; H.R. 875, the Marriage Protection Act of 2011; H.R. 958, the We the People Act; H.R. 3828, the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act; H.J.RES. 45, proposing an amendment to ..." (/url?q=http://buckmire.blogspot.com/2012/06/7-most-anti-gay-republican.html&sa=U&ei=VTfwT-abA6fI2wWtm7y6Cg&ved=0CEEQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNF6mJ0Nuru-EeTfUolmT11I2fYXrw)
    • The 7 Most Anti-Gay Congressmembers | Civil Liberties | AlterNet - June 28, 2012 by Josh Israel, Adam Peck, ThinkProgress - H.R. 337, the Restore Military Readiness Act; H.R. 875, the Marriage Protection Act of 2011; H.R. 958, the We the People Act; H.R. 3828, the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act; H.J.RES. 45, proposing an amendment to ...

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      As noted by Josh Israel, Adam Peck, ThinkProgress on June 28, 2012, "H.R. 337, the Restore Military Readiness Act; H.R. 875, the Marriage Protection Act of 2011; H.R. 958, the We the People Act; H.R. 3828, the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act; H.J.RES. 45, proposing an amendment to ..." (/url?q=http://www.alternet.org/rights/156068/the_7_most_anti-gay_congressmembers/&sa=U&ei=VTfwT-abA6fI2wWtm7y6Cg&ved=0CDUQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNFKgDM1nCTVSw7eqIUJtFcFq3NCKw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • H.R.337 Restore Military Readiness Act - January 20, 2011 by OpenCongress - The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the U.S. military’s policy of banning openly gay servicemembers, was signed into law late last year. Nevertheless, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has already introduced a bill that would require the signature

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      As noted by OpenCongress on January 20, 2011, "The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the U.S. military’s policy of banning openly gay servicemembers, was signed into law late last year. Nevertheless, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has already introduced a bill that would require the signature" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h337/show)
    • Bill to delay repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ introduced in House - January 19, 2011 by Washington Independent - The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the U.S. military’s policy of banning openly gay servicemembers, was signed into law late last year. Nevertheless, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has already introduced a bill that would require the signature of chiefs of the four branches of the military to sign off on the repeal as well.

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      As noted by Washington Independent on January 19, 2011, "The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the U.S. military’s policy of banning openly gay servicemembers, was signed into law late last year. Nevertheless, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has already introduced a bill that would require the signature of chiefs of the four branches of the military to sign off on the repeal as well." (http://washingtonindependent.com/105053/bill-to-delay-repeal-of-%E2%80%98don%E2%80%99t-ask-don%E2%80%99t-tell%E2%80%99-introduced-in-house)
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