Eagle Forum applauds the House and Senate Republicans who worked tirelessly to keep young women safe from registering for the selective service.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has historically been a bipartisan effort to fund our nation’s military. However, under the guise of “equality,” liberal lawmakers inserted a provision requiring young women to register for the selective service. Some Republican members were even influenced by this nonsense and aided in these efforts. Fortunately, many of our House and Senate allies were able to remove this provision from the NDAA.
Notably, Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Josh Hawley (R-MO), and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced amendments to strike the language from the NDAA should the bill come to a vote. Representative Vickie Hartzler (R-MO) was poised to offer legislation to kill this provision as well, and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) was ready to strip the language out in conference upon receiving the Senate version. Because they refused to give in to the “woke” agenda, we now have one less issue weakening our national defense.
Eagle Forum worked with like-minded organizations like Concerned Women for America and the Center for Military Readiness to put pressure on our lawmakers to stand up for women. Collectively, we met with lawmakers, sent alerts to constituents, signed onto coalition letters, took action through media, and held House and Senate members accountable for their votes.
Eagle Forum President Colleen Holcomb stated, “One small provision to force women into the selective service would have threatened American families and severely weakened our national security. Now, thanks to several pro-family House and Senate members, parents can take comfort in knowing that they will not receive a registration notice in the mail for their daughters next year.”