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Conservative House Freedom Caucus urged Republican To protest the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Tuesday due to an amendment to a bill requiring women to register for the draft.

“President Biden and his administration must be held accountable for the disastrous failures during Afghanistan’s withdrawal,” the caucus said in a statement. “The National Defense Authorization Act should focus on providing our service members with the resources they need to defend Americans and our country.

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“Unfortunately, the political currency of this administration is to fund important race theory for our service members and ensure our daughters have the resources to put America’s safety and security first in our military. forcing it to do so.” .

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, member of the Freedom Caucus, who has been a vocal critic of the amendment, told Granthshala News, “I want to be 100% clear: Any Republican who votes for this NDAA is going to force us. Voting to do so. Get the daughters registered for the draft.”

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GOP backs Defense Authorization Act that requires women to register for draft

a House The panel voted 35-24 on September 1 to approve amendments to the NDAA, introduced by Representative Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., that would have effectively allowed women ages 18-25 to the selective service system. will be required to register. The Senate Armed Services Committee voted similarly in July to expand any possible draft to women.

The House Republican Conference on Monday expressed support for the NDAA, which would allow women to join the draft by removing masculine pronouns and adding words like “male citizen” and “male person” to the clauses of “citizen” and “person.” according to 513 bill

The United States has not drafted one since the Vietnam War.