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Denis McDonough headshot, US Veterans Administration Secretary, graphic element on gray

VA to start providing gender confirmation surgeries for its patients

In today’s Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs plans to add gender confirmation surgery to the list of benefits it offers to vets in its health care system.

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Defense officials say the Pentagon will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military and will issue new rules that broaden their access to medical care and gender transition. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Reversing Trump, Pentagon releases new transgender policies

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115th Mobile Public Affairs Deta/Sgt. Jennifer LenaPfc. Michael Roberts and Pvt. Nicholas Brown, cavalry scouts for Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment navigate rough eastern Washington terrain on foot while conducting dismounted zone reconnaissance training at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Wash., June 25, 2019. The training is part of a large-scale exercise known as eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC), which focuses on improving individual and team skillsets, decision making, equipment familiarization, and deployment readiness. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Lena, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

House NDAA will cause battle in conference, amendments address climate change, transgender issues

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There are 546 proposed amendments to the House NDAA, these some that matter

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FILE - In this Sunday, June 11, 2017 file photo, Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington. A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House asks for delay in recruiting transgender people to military

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Jim Mattis

Mattis’ transgender policy review is just ‘following orders’

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5 personnel issues affecting military families in the House NDAA

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DoJ falls short in handling of sexual harassment claims within agency

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General reports that though the number of allegations is low, DoJ has systemic…

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Ash Carter

DoD removes ban on transgender service members

Transgender service members may now serve openly and will be able to receive medical care relating to transgender issues.

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gay pride

The story of a gay pride parade and the Defense Department

One of DoD’s top policy civilians marched in a gay pride parade this past weekend. It was more than just a walk.

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