Gillibrand to Introduce Legislation That Would Withhold Funding for Military Procedures Related to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Senator Kirsten Gillbrand (D-NY) plans to announce she's introducing legislation that would financially curtail the military's ability to process discharges under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Caucus reports:
Ms. Gillibrand, who is fighting to defend her appointed seat in New York, will announce her plans on Saturday night in Manhattan at a fund-raiser for a gay rights group, according to someone with direct knowledge of the senator’s plans.
Ms. Gillibrand’s proposal, which would be introduced as an amendment to the federal budget, would deny funding to the military for the costs of pursuing inquiries, dismissal proceedings and other procedures associated with enforcing the ban.
Gillibrand reportedly plans to make the announcement at a Human Rights Campaign gala dinner in New York over the weekend.