24 Sick Republicans Betray American Family, Vote To Force Taxpayers to pay for Sex Changes
The Hill Reported on July 13, 2017
The House voted Thursday against banning the Pentagon from providing transition-related medical care to transgender troops.
The body rejected the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on a 209-214 largely party line vote.
The amendment outraged Democrats, who called it ignorant, mean-spirited and denigrating, while Republicans argued the Pentagon should not be spending its money on such medical care.
Transgender troops currently in the military have been able to serve openly since last year. The policy also allows them to receive any treatment deemed medically necessary, including surgery and hormone therapy.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler's (R-Mo.) amendment would have barred Pentagon funding from going to any transition-related medical care, except for mental health services.
Hartzler claimed the cost of surgeries alone could reach $1.3 billion over the next 10 years.
"This is about addressing [North] Korea, Russia, ISIS," Hartzler said, holding up pictures of each. "We need every defense dollar to go to meeting those threats, not anything else, and we need to make sure our troops are ready and can be deployed."
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) added the opposition to the amendment was "silly" and said people should "figure out if you're a man or a woman before you join up........" ..... reports The Hill.
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Lifesite News reports:
In a statement issued before the vote on her NDAA amendment yesterday, Rep. Hartzler said the legislation "simply makes sure our defense resources are allocated in a way that is smart and good for our national defense. This current policy of providing and paying for transgender surgeries hurts readiness and is projected to cost over a billion dollars over the next 10 years."
"The job of Congress is to ensure that our military is the most effective, efficient and well-funded fighting force in the world. With the challenges we are facing across the globe, we are asking the American people to invest their hard-earned money in national defense. Each dollar needs to be spent to address threats facing us," she said. "My amendment ends the 2016 Obama administration practice of the military paying for very expensive gender change surgeries that even most private insurance plans don't cover. This amendment does not prevent anyone from joining the military or receiving standard medical care....." says Lifesite.
This is the roll call vote to force taxpayers to pay for sex operations in the U.S. Military
List of Turncoat Republicans Who Voted to Steal $1 billion from taxpayers:
Source:( RollCall above)
The following 24 GOP Congressmen voted with the LGBT Lobby against the Harztler amendment to the 2018 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act):
Justin Amash (Michigan)
Jack Bergman (Michigan)
Mike Coffman (Colorado)
Barbara Comstock (Virginia)
Paul Cook (California)
Ryan Costello (Pennsylvania)
Carlos Curbelo (Florida)
Jeff Denham (California)
Charlie Dent (Pennsylvania)
John Faso (New York)
Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania)
Darrell Issa (California)
John Katko (New York)
Steve Knight (California)
Leonard Lance (New Jersey)
Frank LoBiondo (New Jersey)
Tom MacArthur (New Jersey)
Brian Mast (Florida)
Tom Reed (New York)
Dave Reichert (Washington)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida)
Bill Shuster (Pennsylvania)
Elise Stefanik (New York)
Claudia Tenney (New York)
Hat tip to Free Republic, Lifesite News and others.