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GOP backs Defense Authorization Act that requires women to register for draft



The House Republican Conference expressed support for the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains an amendment that requires women to register for the draft.

“While President Biden is embroiled in countless national security crises, House Republicans are committed to supporting our troops and keeping America safe and secure through the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022,” read a memo summarizing the caucus’ views. “This is one of the most important bills we will p ass in Congress as our military faces unprecedented challenges.”

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A House panel voted 35-24 on Sept. 1 to approve an amendment introduced by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., that would effectively require women ages 18-25 to register for the Selective Service System like their male counterparts. The Senate Armed Services Committee made a similar vote in July to expand any potential draft to women.

The United States has not instituted a draft since the Vietnam War.

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