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


Feb 4, 2016


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.


Duncan Hunter

Representative for California's 50th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2016
Length: 3 pages


1% chance of being enacted (details)

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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.

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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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Feb 4, 2016

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