Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, sent two letters to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III requesting actions to streamline and expedite processing of name change requests on military discharge documentation for transgender veterans and to take steps to improve the military’s programs to provide legal representation to servicemembers who have survived sexual and domestic violence.

Both letters are attached below.