The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure “that seeks to bar women from being required to register for a potential military draft.”
As the Associated Press reported, “By a vote of 217 to 203 Thursday, lawmakers approved an amendment that would block the Selective Service System from using any money to change the draft registration requirements that currently apply only to young men.”
The Senate’s annual defense policy bill includes a requirement for women to sign up with the Selective Service beginning in January 2018.
The U.S. House chamber.
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The AP says the House did not include a similar provision in its version of the bill.