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Rand Paul Introduces Amendment to End Draft

Rand Paul’s amendment would completely end the compulsory draft.

Written by Jacqueline Klimas for the Washington Examiner:

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has introduced an amendment to the Senate’s fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that would do away with the draft entirely.

The draft has played a major role in debate of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, the first considered by Congress since the ban on women serving in combat was lifted late last year.

The House Armed Services Committee voted to add all women ages 18-26 to the Selective Service, but the provision was later stripped out in the full House. The House version of the bill still includes a requirement from Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, that would require the Defense Department to look at whether a draft is even still needed. …

Here are some other amendments the Senate could consider: …

Paul introduced an amendment that would allow troops to carry either open or concealed firearms on military bases if the laws in the state where the base is located allow it.

Paul introduced another amendment to declassify the 28 pages of the 9/11 report that some suspect implicates Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 attack.

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