The House of Representatives has approved HR 2965, the new bill to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
The 250-175 majority shows considerable momentum toward repeal. The tally is 16 votes higher than a similiar measure that passed by the House in May 2010. There were 15 Republican votes today, as opposed to only 5 GOP votes last May. And also last May there were 26 Democrats opposed, this time there were only 15. Both bills were introduced by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), an Iraq war veteran.
A separate measure is pending in the Senate.