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For Paula Neira, joining the military felt like a calling.
She graduated from the Naval Academy with distinction in 1985, and served in Operation Desert Storm. She had hoped to spend decades fighting for her country.
But Neira resigned her commission in 1991 after realizing “there was no way to continue to serve and live authentically.”
Neira, who is transgender, instead spent the following decades fighting for equality in the military. That’s how, she says, she’s found a way to continue serving her country.
Legislation introduced by three D.C.-area lawmakers Wednesday would create an interagency working group to assist federal employees who are victims of data breaches or other cyber mischief.
That working group would be led by an “interagency cyber victim response coordinator” who would also report annually to Congress on the office’s efforts to aid federal employees victimized by data breaches, according to the bill sponsored by Reps. Anthony Brown, D-Md., Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Rob Wittman, R-Va.
Today, Congressman Brown (MD-04) spoke on the House floor against President Trump's border wall
Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown said President Trump’s decision on transgender troops marked a “a dark day for our Armed Forces and our nation.”
The president abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender people serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance." His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw currently serving transgender soldiers into limbo.