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

Introduced:
Jul 15, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)

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 ... (read more)

Sponsor
Charles “Charlie” Rangel
Representative for New York's 15th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 15, 2010
Length
14 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 748 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 15, 2013

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Jul 15, 2010
Referred to Committee Jul 15, 2010
 
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.

Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

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GovTrack’s Bill Summary

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.
Last updated Feb 03, 2013. View all GovTrack summaries.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


7/15/2010--Introduced.
Universal National Service Act - Declares that it is the obligation of every U.S. citizen, and every other person residing in the United States, between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a two-year period of national service, unless exempted, either as a member of an active or reserve component of the Armed Forces or in a civilian capacity that promotes national defense.
Requires induction into national service by the President. Allows persons to be inducted only:
(1) under a declaration of war or national emergency; or
(2) when members of the Armed Forces are engaged in a contingency operation.
Requires each person, before induction, to be examined physically and mentally for classification for fitness to perform.
Sets forth provisions governing:
(1) induction deferments, postponements, and exemptions, including exemption of a conscientious objector from combatant training and military service; and
(2) discharge following national service.
Amends the Military Selective Service Act to authorize the military registration of females.

House Republican Conference Summary

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