UPCOMING TOPICS for “Coffee Talk with Chelle”

“COFFEE TALK with Chelle”  

(where there’s always variety in life)

Sunday nights @ 8pm until 10pm Central Time

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UPCOMING TOPICS

on “Coffee Talk with Chelle” include:

 

Sunday, November 21st:
@8pm CT (til 9):  INTERVIEW with Comedienne Ms. SHAWN PELOFSKY
@9pm CT (til 10): How are you “COMING OUT of YOUR SHELL?”
Sunday, November 28th:
@ 8pm CT (til 9): DIABETES
@ 9pm CT (til 10): COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS (What are you thankful for?)
 
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Email REPLY from Kay Bailey Hutchison re: REPEAL “Dont Ask, Don’t Tell”

Dear Friend:

Thank you for contacting me about the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding homosexuals serving in our Armed Forces. I welcome your thoughts and comments.

Officials from the Department of Defense previously testified before Congress that the current policy has served the military well. However, in recent months, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has publicly stated his support for repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy pending the results of an internal Pentagon review of the policy.

Our military has obligations around the world, including a surge in troop force as we intensify efforts to topple the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. I, along with many others, am concerned that a drastic change in the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy could hurt morale, recruitment, retention, and overall combat readiness at a time when our armed forces need to maintain a strong presence at home and abroad. I would like to hear from present and former leaders of our military how they expect this change in policy to impact the military.

On May 27, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 on a 234-194 vote. The amendment would repeal the relevant sections of the law 60 days after a study by the U.S. Department of Defense is completed, if the study indicates that repeal of the policy would not harm military effectiveness.

On the same day, the Senate Armed Services Committee advanced an identical measure in a 16-12 vote. The measure is to be included in the Senate version of the Defense Authorization Act. A final defense authorization bill must still come before each chamber of Congress for final passage, and it must be signed by the President before the law is repealed.

Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind. I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that you will not hesitate to keep in touch on any issue of concern to you.

Sincerely,
Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senator

284 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-5922 (tel)
202-224-0776 (fax)
http://hutchison.senate.gov

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY to this message as this mailbox is only for the delivery of outbound messages, and is not monitored for replies. Due to the volume of mail Senator Hutchison receives, she requests that all email messages be sent through the contact form found on her website at http://hutchison.senate.gov/contact.cfm .

If you would like more information about issues pending before the Senate, please visit the Senator’s website at http://hutchison.senate.gov .  You will find articles, floor statements, and press releases, along with her weekly column and monthly television show on current events. You can also sign up to receive Senator Hutchison’s weekly e-newsletter.

Thank you.

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