Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement today on the end of the U.S. Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy: "I am very pleased to see "Don't Ask, Don't Tell' officially end today. For too long the policy has weakened our national security and undermined our principles as a country. "We would not have reached this point without the leadership of Senator Joe Lieberman. Senator Lieberman fought to do the right thing for our men and women in uniform and he deserves much of the credit for ending this policy."We have the most formidable military in the world and today's action makes us even stronger."