LoBiondo Statement on Transgender Servicemembers in U.S. Armed Forces

Jul 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s new policy for transgender servicemembers in the military:

“Removing thousands of men and women from admirably and honorably serving is counterintuitive to strengthening our military. I have serious concerns about what this new directive means for current active duty and reserve transgender members of our Armed Forces and National Guard. I expect Defense Secretary Mattis to provide clarity on this issue and determine what is in the best interest of military readiness to protect our nation.”

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