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Congress/Legislation

Remove Blank Check “Draft Our Daughters” Mandate from...
The congressional debate about “Draft Our Daughters” legislation – whether Selective Service should include young women in registration for a possible future draft – has taken a new and disturbing turn. For clarity, consider President Joe Biden ’s unilateral... Read More
17 Sep 21
Tags Congress/Legislation
Senate and House Should Oppose Selective Service...
In 2016, ill-advised legislation to “Draft Our Daughters” by registering them with Selective Service on the same basis as men sparked a heated national debate.  The House of Representatives ultimately rejected a “Draft Our Daughters” amendment to the National... Read More
24 Jul 21
Tags Congress/Legislation, Selective Service Implications, Women in the Military
Supreme Court Denies Petition to Include Women in...
On June 7, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari that the National Coalition for Men (NCFM) had filed to persuade the Court to declare the current Selective Service System unconstitutional.  Instead, the Supreme Court properly recognized that Congress ,... Read More
15 Jun 21
Tags Congress/Legislation, Judicial/Legal Matters, Selective Service Implications
CMR Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief and Senate Armed...
The Center for Military Readiness, along with two additional public policy organizations, six retired  general officers, and an expert on physical fitness standards, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States , asking the SCOTUS to deny a petition... Read More
29 Mar 21
Tags Congress/Legislation, Judicial/Legal Matters
House Uses Transgender Agenda to Pass Defense Bill
For decades, the legislative process for writing the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been largely non-partisan, pro-national security, and supportive of the troops.  Not this year.  For the first time, social issues were used to coax votes from anti-defense... Read More
24 Jul 19
Tags Congress/Legislation, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law
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
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