By Christina Wilkie - 09/20/10 10:30 PM EDT
Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandOvernight Tech: TV box plan faces crucial vote | Trump transition team to meet tech groups | Growing scrutiny of Yahoo security Overnight Finance: McConnell offers 'clean' funding bill | Dems pan proposal | Flint aid, internet measure not included | More heat for Wells Fargo | New concerns on investor visas Senate Dems call for investigation into Wells Fargo's wage practices MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted Monday afternoon that she had just spoken with Lady Gaga, who has been lobbying the Senate ahead of Tuesday’s vote on a defense authorization bill that includes a repeal provision for “Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT).
“[I] thanked her for her advocacy,” said Gillibrand. “I asked her to keep pushing for DADT repeal.”
The Grammy Award-winning pop icon attended a rally in Portland, Maine, on Monday with veterans discharged by the DADT policy, which was implemented by President Clinton.
The outcome of Tuesday’s vote is unclear, as some Senate Republicans have threatened to filibuster. The two key votes will be cast by Maine Republican Sens. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Swing-state Republicans play up efforts for gun control laws Reid knocks GOP on gun 'terror loophole' after attacks MORE, who voted to repeal the policy in committee but wants Republican amendments allowed on the bill, and Olympia Snowe, who hasn’t said how she’ll vote.