GOP senators vow to block lame-duck legislation over tax cuts The GA Voice Editors December 1, 2010 Politics The Senate failed to move forward with a cloture vote on the Defense Authorization previously, after Republican senators objected to the procedure of allowing amendments to the bill. Many activists felt Reid used DADT repeal as a political tool ahead of the 2010 mid-term elections. The letter comes on the heels of the release of a Pentagon study on DADT earlier in the week. The Senate Armed Services Committee is scheduled to hold hearings on the report Thursday and Friday of this week. SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website eight × 1 = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.