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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell House Vote: How Illinois delegation voted
WASHINGTON–The House on Wednesday voted to repeal the ban against gays serving openly in the military known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell on a 250-175 roll call.
The Illinois delegation voted mainly on party lines. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) was the only Illinois Republican to vote yes. The Illinois delegation is one short in the lame duck session because Mark Kirk vacated his House seat when he was sworn into the Senate. The tenth district seat remains vacant until the newly elected House member, Robert Dold, is sworn in on Jan. 5.
ILLINOIS HOUSE MEMBER HOW THEY VOTED ON DADT
Democrats — Bean, Y; Costello, Y; Davis, Y; Foster, Y; Gutierrez, Y; Halvorson, Y; Hare, Y; Jackson, Y; Lipinski, Y; Quigley, Y; Rush, Y; Schakowsky, Y.
Republicans — Biggert, Y; Johnson, N; Manzullo, N; Roskam, N; Schock, N; Shimkus, N.