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The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved language in its annual defense policy bill that would require women to register for the draft.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approved by the committee behind closed doors Wednesday “amends the Military Selective Service Act to require the registration of women for Selective Service,” according to a summary released Thursday.
The United States has not instituted a draft since the Vietnam War, and Pentagon officials have repeatedly said they intend to keep the force all-volunteer.
The report notes that “men ages 18 through 25 still have to register with what’s officially known as the Selective Service System or face consequences such as losing access to federal financial aid for college.”
The Daily Caller separately reported that “failure to register is considered a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and 5 years imprisonment.” Another consequence to not registering is being denied federal jobs.
The proposal to include women in the draft was authored by Senate Armed Services Chair Jack Reed, according to a Politico report. “The language proposed by Reed (D-R.I.) would expand registration for the service to “All Americans,” striking explicit references to males,” Politico wrote.
Politico said floor action on the bill will take place later this year.
Congress has reportedly been debating the issue of forcing women to register for the draft since 2016.
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Democrats proposing a sweeping rewrite of the military draft laws aimed at requiring women to register for the Selective Service System, according to a draft authored by Senate Armed Services Chair Reed, per draft
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) July 19, 2021
Expanding the draft to women in the name of “equality” will only make us all equally slaves to the Washington War Machine.
It would be far better to abolish the draft completely.https://t.co/t16Tfr9bA2
— Eric Brakey (@SenatorBrakey) July 23, 2021
Women Could Soon Be Required To Register For The Draft https://t.co/ToZEPkE8Og
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 23, 2021
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