DADT repeal likely on House floor Friday

The House Rules Committee was back in session Wednesday night, addressing 193 amendments submitted for consideration during floor action on the annual defense authorization bill. As of 9 p.m. Wednesday, the committee had not yet taken up Rep. Patrick Murphy’s compromise amendment concerning repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

Meanwhile, the House floor action on a jobs bill was, as of Wednesday night, was scheduled to resume on Thursday morning. According to one senior House aide said that will push back consideration of the defense funding bill until later in the day on Thursday. And for that reason, said the aide, consideration of the Murphy Amendment will not likely begin until sometime Friday, May 28.

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