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Facts Don’t Support Trans Military Ban

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Five transgender decorated service members stood before the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee two weeks ago to testify against Trump’s trans military ban. The five service members?—?Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, Army Capt. Jennifer Peace, Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King and Navy Officer Akira Wyatt?—?explained to the subcommittee that transitioning did not affect their jobs. In fact, Stehlik said in her testimony her transition “?has dramatically increased the readiness and lethality of every branch of the armed forces.” Read more »

Transgender Troops Tell President Trump: Talk to Us Before You Ban Us

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If President Trump is ready and prepared to listen, transgender troops want to talk to him face-to-face. Captain Jennifer Peace, director-at-large of the trans service personnel advocacy and support group Sparta Pride, told The Daily Beast that she hoped President Trump, Vice President Pence, and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan would be prepared to meet transgender troops in person... Read more »

Maryland support grows for climate change action

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Maryland representatives in the U.S. House also provided statements that underscore their commitment to addressing the climate change problem. Rep. Elijah Cummings was the first to stand with the MIT group and to help "prevent climate change disasters.” Rep. Anthony Brown wrote that we have a "moral obligation to act immediately and aggressively" and that "we must rise to the challenge" calling for "bold, transformative" leadership. Read more »

Pentagon deceived Congress on transgender troops, former officials say

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The former secretaries of the Air Force, Army and Navy, along with instructors at the Air Force and Coast Guard academies, are accusing the Pentagon of deceiving Congress when Defense officials testified last week that medical treatment for transgender troops keeps them off duty longer than other personnel — and of ignoring the military's own data to the contrary. Read more »

RT @SpeakerPelosi: The American people deserve the truth. AG Barr must #ReleaseTheReport & allow the facts to be known! https://t.co/fQMUyuRead More

RT @LeaderHoyer: It’s great to see so many Marylanders are spending #MarylandDay reflecting our state’s history – including our legacy of r… Read More

Glad to speak at #APTAleg19 about why infrastructure investment is a priority this Congress. For years, we’ve been… https://t.co/4u4cFvP6kN Read More

385 years ago today, the greatest state in the Union was founded. Happy #MarylandDay! https://t.co/7nsjQt8M2d Read More

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