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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

CASTRO STATEMENT ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DECISION TO LIFT WOMEN IN COMBAT BAN

Jan 25, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C— Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released this statement following the decision by the Department of Defense to lift the ban on women serving in combat:

“The decision by the Department of Defense to include women in combat positions is welcomed and long overdue. Service to our country should not be dependent on gender. I commend our military for the steps it has taken over the past few years to be reflective of our society and I will continue to advocate for our American troops in Texas and across the globe.” 

 
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