House Votes to BLOCK Funding For Trump’s Trans Military Ban

The House voted Tuesday to block the Pentagon’s new transgender troop policy, taking a swipe at President Donald Trump’s move to ban transgender service in the military, reports Politico.

During debate on a $1 trillion spending package, lawmakers voted 243-183 to adopt an amendment from Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) to block funding to implement the new policy, which Democrats slammed as discriminatory and arbitrary.

Democrats have hammered the president for reversing the Obama-era policy allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the military — a move Trump first announced in a July 2017 tweet.

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