Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018 (“NDAA”). One amendment would have rolled back Obama’s military transgender mandate by ensuring taxpayer funds could not be used for sex reassignment surgery and other gender transition efforts for service members. Thankfully, your representative voted for the amendment, indicating support for ensuring your tax dollars are not used to pay for the gender transition efforts of members of the military and their families. Please thank your representative for that vote.
The Obama-era transgender policy is a distraction from military readiness and the purpose of the military, which is to fight and win wars. Taxpayer-dollars needed to be protected from funding sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy efforts intended to change a military service member or his family member’s gender. Estimates for these efforts for service members alone, including the amount of time lost for the transition process, totals about $3.7 billion over the next ten years. This is not a good use of taxpayer funds; nonetheless, 214 Members of Congress -- thankfully not yours -- voted for funding sex change operations when those funds could have been allocated for Chinook Helicopters, Tomahawk Missiles, and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Planes, which would aid our military in battle.
Your representative voted the right way on the Hartzler Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018. Thank your representative for the vote to defund sex reassignment surgery and other gender transition efforts for our military by calling (202) 224-3121, or send them an email at the link below.