Senate Armed Services Committee Proposes Military Draft Registration for Women in FY25 Defense Policy Bill | 15 June 2024 | The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) has proposed to include a provision in the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that mandates draft registration for women. Under the latest National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), not only will men aged 18 to 26 be automatically registered for selective service, but an amendment also proposes mandatory draft registration for women. Note that he version of the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the House of Representatives is distinct from the version advanced by the Senate Armed Services Committee. In May, the FY25 NDAA received strong bipartisan support as it was approved by the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) vehemently criticized the new proposal, stating, "You can go straight to hell. Over my dead body. [House GOP]" Rep. Mike Davis (R-UT) also expressed his opposition, saying, "We will not draft women. I stand with [Chip Roy] -- this will happen over my dead body."

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