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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.
Yesterday, on July 26, Congressman Brown spoke out against President Trump's statement banning transgender Americans from the United States Armed Forces
On July 13, Congressman Brown defended the rights of trans service members
On July 12, Congressman Brown spoke on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018
The 2018 House defense authorization bill made it out of committee and that means all 435 members of the House get a crack at the bill when it gets to the floor.
Representatives already submitted their amendments to the House Rules Committee for the bill and Federal News Radio compiled a list of the amendments you should watch when they get to the floor.
These amendments directly affect military personnel, benefits, important current events and strategic policy decisions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD) joined fellow Democrats in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 2810), which authorizes and sets policy for the Department of Defense. The bill was reported to the full House of Representatives by a 60 to 1 vote. The FY18 NDAA authorizes $631 billion for national defense, and an additional $64.6 billion for overseas contingency operations.