WWIII: House Passes Bill for Mandatory Military Registration

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WWIII: House Passes Bill for Mandatory Military Registration

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will require mandatory military registrations for young Americans aged 18 – 26 as the world edges closer to a global war.

The amendment H.R. 8070 will register all male U.S. residents in the aforementioned age range for a possible military draft.

The automatic draft registration would replace the existing system, giving young men the freedom to decide whether to go to war.

People’s World reported that the Selective Service System (S.S.S.) initiated the automatic draft registration proposal as part of its annual budget request to Congress.

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) introduced the amendment. Houlahan is a former Air Force officer, and endorsed by HASC Chair Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and approved by a voice vote of the full committee without audible opposition, the Gateway Pundit reported.

The amended bill states:

Automatic Registration: The Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. 3801 et seq.) is amended by striking section 3 (50 U.S.C. 3802) and inserting the following new section 3:

“SEC. 3. (a)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this title, every male citizen of the United States, and every other male person residing in the United States, between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six, shall be automatically registered under this Act by the Director of the Selective Service System.

“(2) This section shall not apply to any alien lawfully admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101) for so long as he continues to maintain a lawful nonimmigrant status in the United States.

The House approved the bill with a vote of 217 to 199, with 211 Republicans supporting the measure.

Marjorie Taylor Greene (G.A.), Thomas Massie (K.Y.), and Matt Rosendale (M.T.) voted no to the measure.

Meanwhile, 196 Democrats voted against the bill, with 6 breaking ranks to vote in favor.

Rep. Greene defended her decision to vote no on the bill:

“Today I voted NO on the NDAA. While there were many great things in the bill, it still allocates the annual $300 million to the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative which is used to fund the war in Ukraine,” green posted on X.

“I am adamantly opposed to the war in Ukraine and I do not think funding a foreign war should be a mandatory annual funding requirement in our U.S. military funding bill.”

“The House also passed a measure automatically registering men aged 18 to 26 for selective service as part of the NDAA. I think we all know where that could lead.”

The NDAA also featured the largest military pay raise in history – see press release below from Bill Huizenga (R-MI):

Today, the House passed H.R. 8070, the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025. This legislation is designed to enhance our national security and military readiness with a special focus on quality of life for our military community. H.R. 8070 authorizes a 19.5% pay raise for junior enlisted servicemembers while providing a 4.5% pay raise for other service members. Importantly, this legislation includes three amendments from Congressman Huizenga that address NATO funding, arctic security, and mitigating American military data from being siphoned, exposed, or shared with Communist China. H.R. 8070 passed the House by a vote of 217-209.

“This legislation strengthens our military readiness and capabilities while improving housing, childcare, and the overall quality of life for the men* and women serving in our Armed Forces,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “Importantly, this legislation takes steps to root out waste, saving taxpayers $30 billion by cutting inefficient programs, obsolete weapons systems, and unnecessary Pentagon bureaucracy. Additionally, this bill blocks the Biden Administration’s reduction in U.S. Special Forces while stopping the Biden Administration from transferring terrorists currently housed in Guantanamo Bay to prisons in the United States. Lastly, this legislation includes multiple amendments I have authored to enhance our national security and counter aggressive actions taken by Russia and China.”

This year’s House version of the NDAA included three amendments from Congressman Huizenga:

  • Expresses the sense of Congress that each NATO member state should commit, at a minimum, 2% of its G.D.P. to defense spending to ensure NATO’s military readiness. In 2022, only 7 of the 31 NATO member states met their obligations. Now, nearly all NATO countries have a plan to reach the 2% goal, however, there are still some that remain delinquent. Those countries are Canada, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Turkey, Spain, Belgium, and Luxembourg. There is the potential for this to be addressed at the upcoming NATO Summit held in Washington, D.C. next month.
  • Requires the Department of Defense to report to Congress building upon the restriction on D.O.D.’s contact with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (P.L.A.) by detailing measures D.O.D. is taking to mitigate the risk of the P.L.A. gaining indirect knowledge of U.S. Armed Forces’ equipment and operational tactics, techniques, and produces through interaction with the militaries of U.S. allies and partners.
  • Requires a report to Congress on the military activities of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China in the Arctic Region. Additionally, the amendment requests detailed information on the Arctic Council as well as the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador-at-large for the Arctic Region and how the U.S. plans to engage with other Council members. Recently, the Arctic has seen an uptick in activity from both the Russians and the Chinese Communist Party. This amendment is designed to refocus the effort with our strategic partners and allies to prevent expansion of both China and Russia in the region.