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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Rep. Veasey Statement on President Trump’s Military Transgender Ban

Jul 26, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Trump announced via twitter that he will ban transgender men and women from serving in the military:

“As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I am appalled that the President of the United States would blatantly abandon any American who is willing to lay down their life to defend their fellow citizens.”

“By prohibiting qualified Americans from serving their country, the President is backtracking on his campaign promise to protect the LGBT community and reduces the pool of capable candidates who volunteer to serve their country. It’s an insult to the transgender community and to our military.”

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