House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced on Thursday a vote would take place on the House floor next on a resolution against President Trump’s transgender military ban.
Speaking about the resolution, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, said in a statement the vote will take place on Thursday, March 28.
“President Trump’s ban on transgender Americans who are serving or wish to serve their country is discriminatory, and the House will vote next week to reject it and call on the Department of Defense to not reinstate it,” Hoyer said.
“Not only does it denigrate the service of patriots serving in the military, but it weakens our national security by undermining our ability to recruit and retain the talented personnel we need.”
In a Department of Defense report from March 2018, it was advised that there are 8,900 serving transgender troops in the Active Component of the military. At the time, the San Francisco-based Palm Centre also suggested that they would release a report estimating that the number of serving troops is actually more like 14,700 taking into account the estimated 5,727 transgender troops in the Selected Reserve.