Bill Containing Draft Mandate For Women Advances In Senate, Likely To Pass Despite Conservative Opposition

Bill Containing Draft Mandate For Women Advances In Senate, Likely To Pass Despite Conservative Opposition


On Wednesday, the Senate advanced the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), part of which would mandate the military draft for women, moving the legislation to the floor debate stage by a vote of 84-15. 

Debate on the bill might begin on Thursday, and amendments to remove the provision on drafting women for the military might still be made. One of the initial setbacks for bringing the bill to the floor included disagreements between Republicans and Democrats about a provision relating to China that was eventually decided to be determined apart from the NDAA.

The Hill reported, “The agreement to enter formal negotiations on the China bill also freed up the defense bill. Leadership now needs to work through hundreds of amendments to figure out which potential amendments

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