Senate votes to proceed on DADT repeal; confirms Judge Al Diaz to 4CCA. UPDATE: Senate final vote to repeal DADT passes, 65-31
Two Senate votes today of interest:
Senators invoked cloture on DADT repeal by a 63-33 vote. The House previously approved the repeal, and with the final Senate vote likely next week, the bill will go to the President for signature.
Retired USMCR O-5 Albert Diaz, nominated for a seat on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals more than a year ago, was unanimously confirmed for that position. We previously discussed the lengthy delay on the Diaz nomination here and here.
Update: Senators Reid and McConnell have agreed to move the final Senate vote on DADT repeal to 1500 EST today.
Further update: DADT repeal passes 65-31. Next stop, the White House.