H.R. 4478: Draft America’s Daughters Act of 2016

Introduced:

Feb 4, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Feb 4, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 4, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Duncan Hunter

Representative for California's 50th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2016
Length: 3 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Military Selective Service Act to extend the registration and conscription requirements of the Selective Service System, currently applicable only to men between the ages of 18 and 26, to women between those ages to reflect the opening of Combat Arms Military Occupational Specialties to women.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

Under current law, male citizens age 18 to 25 are required to register with the Selective Service, so that they may be called up in the event of a military draft. Women are not required to register, a position long upheld -- including in the 1981 Supreme Court decision Rostker v. Goldberg -- on the basis that women were not allowed to ...

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History

Feb 4, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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