H.R. 5741 (111th): Universal National Service Act


Jul 15, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 15, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Representative for New York's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2010
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.

For context, Congressman Rangel has introduced this bill many times in the past. Each time, it has received very little support, and Rangel knows it has no chance of being passed. For more, see his press release.

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The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 15, 2010

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5741”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 748 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 15, 2013

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