Congressional Materials

Hearings 2008 onward

House Armed Services Committee (HASC) full committee hearing (Apr. 7, 2011) for testimony on repeal of the law and policies governing service of openly gay and lesbian service members

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010. Public Law 111-321 [124 STAT. 3515], Dec. 22, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (H.R. 2965), Dec. 22, 2010

Senate Passes ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal [65-31], Dec. 18, 2010

Final Vote Results For Roll Call 638 in the House of Representatives: 250-175 (9 not voting) [H.R. 2965 ~ Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010], Dec. 15, 2010

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes — 111th Congress — 2nd Session — On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (S. 3454 “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011”) (Dec. 9, 2010)

Text of Amendments — S. 3454 (Dec. 9, 2010)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Estimate (S. 3454), Jun. 21, 2010

Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) full committee hearings (Dec. 2, 2010) to receive testimony on the report of the Department of Defense Working Group that conducted a comprehensive review of the issues associated with repeal of section 654 of title 10, United States Code, “Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the Armed Forces.”

See C-SPAN Video Library: here.

On July 23, 2008, the Military Personal Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee held the first Congressional hearing on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) in 15 years — see C-SPAN Video Library: here.

Hearings and materials from the 1990’s

Memorandum From Steve Jackson to Professor Janet Halley, Stanford Law School, Presenting Legislative History Research On The Issues Of Intent To Censor Speech and Intent To Accommodate Troop Prejudices.

Appendix A to Memorandum: Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the Armed Forces.
Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, 103rd Congress, 2nd Session. Senate Hearing 103-845 (1993).

“Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the Armed Forces,” Hearings before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, 103d Congress, 2d Sess. (1993) (Mar. 29, 31; Apr. 29; May 7, 10, 11, July 20, 21, 22 1993 hearings).

Table of Contents with Chronological List of Witnesses

Excerpts from hearings of:

Appendix B to Memorandum: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994, Committee on Armed Services, S. Rep. 103-112, 103rd Congress, 1st Session. (1993)

Additional Views of Mr. Kennedy. Excerpted from the Senate Debate regarding the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994. 139 Congressional Record, S11194; daily ed. September 9, 1993.

Appendix C to Memorandum: Policy Implications of Lifting the Ban on Homosexuals in the Military: Hearings Before the House Committee on Armed Services, 103rd Congress, 1st Session. (1993)

Table of Contents

Excerpts from hearings of:

Appendix D to Memorandum: Assessment of Plan to Lift the Ban on Homosexuals in the Military. Hearings Before the Military Forces and Personnel Subcommittee of the House Committee on Armed Services, 103rd Congress, 1st Session. (1993)

Excerpts from hearings of July 21, 22, and 23, 1993.

Appendix E to Memorandum: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 139 Congressional Record, S1262, February 4, 1993.

Senate Debate regarding Amendment 17 to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1994 (Ban on Homosexuals in the Military), Senate Hearings on the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1994. 139 Congressional Record, S1262; daily ed. Feb. 4, 1993.

Appendix F to Memorandum: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994, 139 Congressional Record, S11157, September 9, 1993.

Excerpts from the Senate Debate regarding the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994. 139 Congressional Record, S11168 and S11180; daily ed. September 9, 1993.

Appendix G to Memorandum: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994, 139 Congressional Record, H7065, September 28, 1993.

Excerpts from the House Debate regarding the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994. 139 Congressional Record, H7065; daily ed. September 28, 1993.

Appendix H to Memorandum: Miscellaneous Legislative History

Capitol Hill Hearing Of The Republican Research Committee’s Task Force On Military Personnel Subject: Proposal To End The Ban On Gays In The Military.” (February 4, 1993).

Senate Debate regarding Homosexuals in the Military. 139 Congressional Record S7603; daily ed. June 22, 1993.

Capitol Hill Hearing with Defense Department Personnel: Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee” (July 20, 1993).

Statement for Release by Senator Sam Nunn, Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee.” (July 19, 1993).

News Conference on Opposition to `Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy for Gays in the Military.” (July 16, 1993).

Gays and Lesbians in the Armed Forces,” 139 Congressional Record, S8876-S8877; daily ed., July 16, 1993.