Ted Deutch

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Rep. Deutch Statement on Pres. Trump's Ban on Transgender Soldiers

Washington, DC | Jul 26, 2017

Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), Vice Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, issued this statement following President Trump's announcement that the U.S. military would not allow transgender Americans to openly serve: "President Trump’s mean-spirited decision to exclude qualified and dedicated Americans from our military has no legitimate justification. This is discrimination against qualified Americans, and the policy has no basis in military need or legal authority. "These are Americans, period. Transgender soldiers are just as committed as their fellow cisgender soldiers to defend our nation and our American principles. In fact, transgender Americans serve in the military at high...

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Voting Record

Date Bill Vote
7/26 H.Res. 473 No
7/26 H.Res. 473 Nay
7/25 H.R. 3364 Yea
7/25 H.J.Res. 111 No
7/25 H.Res. 468 No
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