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Congress/Legislation

Pelosi to Troops: Defy Commander-in-Chief on Transgender...
On March 28, 2019, Democrats in the House of Representatives staged a show of partisan disdain not just for President Donald Trump , but also for former Defense Secretary James Mattis and anyone who supports the Trump/Mattis policy regarding persons who identify as transgender . ... Read More
06 Apr 19
Tags Congress/Legislation, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law
Members of Congress Urging Military Leaders to Defy...
More than 100 members of the House of Representatives are joining with Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) in co-sponsoring a resolution demanding that the armed forces disregard policy directives of the Commander-in-Chief .  The stand-alone bill, House... Read More
26 Mar 19
Tags Congress/Legislation, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law
Court Order to “Draft Our Daughters” Caused by...
If parents learn someday soon that their 18-year-old daughters must register with Selective Service for a possible future draft, some may ask, “ Who is responsible for this?” Read More
11 Mar 19
Tags Congress/Legislation, Women in the Military
Donnelly Advocates for the “Home of the Brave and Land of...
Should the Congress put an end to Selective Service registration of young men, or require young women to register on an equal basis?  And should the government impose mandatory “national service” requirements on all Americans?  These were among the many questions that... Read More
28 Nov 18
Tags Congress/Legislation, Selective Service Implications
Transgender Mandates Delayed but Still on Auto-Pilot
Late on Friday, June 30, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a six-month delay in implementation of an Obama Administration mandate to recruit transgenders into the military.  One year ago, Mattis’ predecessor Ashton Carter issued a unilateral directive ordering the... Read More
05 Jul 17
Tags Congress/Legislation, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity, White House/Pentagon
McCain/Obama Commission Empaneled to Promote “Draft...
As the Center for Military Readiness reported last December, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) used his power as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee to create a government-subsidized commission to promote his own long-favored causes at the expense of every young man and woman in... Read More
25 Apr 17
Tags Congress/Legislation, White House/Pentagon, Women in the Military
Congress Shares Blame for Photo-Sharing Scandal
On March 15,  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand  of New York hauled in Marine Commandant  General Robert Neller , lambasting him for the red-hot  Marines United  Internet photo-sharing scandal.  She was not alone in expressing outrage that 30,000 members of the limited access... Read More
23 Mar 17
Tags Congress/Legislation, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity, Sexual Misconduct
McCain Establishes National Commission Likely to Promote...
During a closed-door mark-up session of the Senate Armed Services Committee in May 2016, Chairman John McCain sponsored without prior notice a controversial provision for the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) .  If McCain’s “Draft America’s... Read More
16 Dec 16
Tags Congress/Legislation, Women in the Military
2016 Republican National Platform Rejects Social...
Since  President Barack Obama  took office in 2009, his administration has delivered on campaign promises to impose radical social agendas on our military.  The  Center for Military Readiness  is pleased to report that the  2016 Republican National Convention... Read More
27 Jul 16
Tags Congress/Legislation, Military Culture/Diversity
Congress Should Challenge Myths About Women, Combat, and...
Myths about gender equality in the military are starting to crumble under the pressure of actual experience.  Witness the recent  Associated Press report  that 6 of 7 female Marine recruits failed to qualify in training for direct ground combat assignments. Read More
26 Jun 16
Tags Congress/Legislation, Military Culture/Diversity, Women in the Military
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