Government /

House Votes To Include Women In the Draft as Part of Pentagon’s Budget

The bill included more than 400 amendments 

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2022 was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday in a 316-113 vote. 

The budget for the bill, which sets guidelines for defense policy, totals $776 billion — $24 billion more than the Biden Administration had requested. 

The bill included authorization for $250 million to conduct counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan. Troops will receive a 2.7% pay increase and there is a possibility for increased parental leave as well as extra aid for military families with special needs children. 

Under the legislation, the Department of Defense would be authorized to spend $115 million for research and treatment into Havana syndrome, an enigmatic ailment linked to suspected radiation attacks that have targeted American diplomats,” per The New York Post.

There were over 400 amendments tacked onto the bill, including

one requiring women to register for the draft. The Supreme Court previously refused to hear a case regarding this matter. In an opinion joined by Justices Stephen Breyer and Brett Kavanaugh, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, “It remains to be seen, of course, whether Congress will end gender-based registration under the Military Selective Service Act.” 

“But at least for now, the Court’s longstanding deference to Congress on matters of national defense and military affairs cautions against granting review while Congress actively weighs the issue,” she wrote.

Under an amendment sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), federal banking regulators are prohibited from penalizing banks that service legal cannabis businesses. 

Another amendment expands and codifies sanctions on Russian sovereign debt. Another will require “the Department of Defense to establish plans to clean up contaminated military sites where the military failed to clean-up newly discovered contaminates,” per The National Law Review.

The House Freedom Caucus opposed the legislation, which it called a “blank check” for the Biden Administration following a tumultuous withdrawal in Afghanistan.

In a statement, the caucus said, “President Biden and his Administration must be held accountable for the devastating failures during the withdrawal of Afghanistan … The National Defense Authorization Act should focus on providing our service members the necessary resources to protect Americans and our country.”

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), a member of the caucus, told The Post, “I want to be 100 percent clear: Any Republican who votes for this NDAA is voting to force our daughters to register for the draft.” 

“Earlier this summer, members of the House Armed Services Committee forcefully debated the role of teaching critical race theory at military educational institutions during the bill’s committee markup, with Democrats sharply pushing back against Republican efforts to include a ban on the concept,” reports CNN

The Senate now has to pass its own version of the bill before it is finalized by a conference committee in the coming months.

*For corrections please email [email protected]*

9 responses to “House Votes To Include Women In the Draft as Part of Pentagon’s Budget”

  1. JohnNelson says:

    If nobody supports a war enough to enlist then that is a vote against the war. I am supposed to trust the gov suddenly is being honest and genuine about a war? Solve the enlistment issue with removing gov funding into colleges and gov grants and only offer grants to those enlisted. I know way too many people who do not care about getting a degree and only go to college because they get thousands of extra dollars a semester.

  2. Wolv256 says:

    No one should be drafted, man or woman. You do not get to enslave us. If you attempt to draft me, you are then my enemy, not China. I am free and will always be. I will defend my home myself and stand my ground, but I will not become a slave for your forever wars. Fuck you!

  3. PresidentJ says:

    Weird how some Republicans will die on the hill of “don’t send our daughters into war”, but have absolutely no problem with sending
    “our sons into war”.

  4. Wolv256 says:

    We’re not. It’s just that the government is the mafia and we don’t have a say. They rule us with tyranny. Democracy is just a sham to placate stupid people who believe it while they extort, embezzle, and terrorize us

  5. Devilsgun says:

    Oh, so NOW you want to get your ass in the kitchen and make me a sandwich? Heh, too late sweetie… GEAR UP, LET’S GO GO GO GO GO!

    China vs ‘Gina

  6. Turk_Longwell says:

    I agree with @PRCNTM about voting for 400 amendments in one bill. That sounds pretty bogus. They always do that and it’s a terrible way to do things. Damn the time it’ll take to vote on smaller bills. It’s their jobs to be thorough and ensure the amendments that are good for the country and us citizens are passed and not let needless ones slip through.

    also, great links to relevant articles.

  7. prcntm says:

    Why are we, as a nation, okay with over 400 separate issues being voted on in bulk with a single yes/no vote?

  8. Welcome to the party Ladies!
    Feminism… don’t you love it!?

  9. DiscerningJoe says:

    A few reasons why this is important to ‘them’ as to why they need to push this through…

    1. Most good reason – Able bodied, fit people, are on the decline. We need as many healthy candidates as possible.

    2. Strategic Reason – Men can’t dodge the draft by switching genders. The first way, a female doesn’t sign up and then becomes male thus effectively dodging. Second way, is a male declares he is female in order to miss an ongoing draft.

    3. Diabolical Reason – everyone is drafted tomorrow and assigned work to stabilize the country. As Tim likes to say, “service guarantees citizenship” and the rest will be sent to prison for resisting/dodging. Pod, bugs, jobs, woke purge, infrastructure, the forever war at home. All they have to do to know if youre an enemy or not is call your number.

    Probably number 1…. probably.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.