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S. 3041 (114th): Muhammad Ali Voluntary Service Act

About the bill

S. 3041 is the Muhammad Ali Voluntary Service Act, introduced six days after the death of the namesake boxer who refused service into the military during the Vietnam War on religious grounds. The bill would end the Selective Service, the law under which all males age 18 to 26 have to register in event of a military draft. (And perhaps women soon too, depending on how the House votes on the issue.) Paul opposes this by arguing that being forced to fight in a war that you may disagree with ...

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2016
Length: 2 pages

Jun 9, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 9, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jun 9, 2016

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S. 3041 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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