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June 14, 2016
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Defence bill including women in draft passes in US Senate

"The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping defense policy bill that includes among its many Pentagon reforms a provision requiring women to register for the draft." , As reported by Jeremy Herb and Connor O'Brien from Politico. 

"The Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act 85-13, but some Republicans voted against it because it contained the requirement to register women with the Selective Service System. The proposal was not considered on the Senate floor, since it was included in the bill that emerged from the Armed Services Committee."

"But the issue loomed large over the final vote. Heritage Action, the conservative advocacy arm of The Heritage Foundation, deemed the defense policy bill a 'key vote' that would count on its annual lawmaker scorecards because of the draft language."

 

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