House Republicans get it right by striking provision to draft women


In the midst of the political chaos on Capitol Hill, there are still some good decisions being made.

Such was the case Tuesday when House Republicans removed a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have forced America’s daughters to register for the military draft.

GOP lawmakers wisely struck the provision before it ever reached the floor for consideration.

Kentuckians have every right to applaud these House lawmakers for doing the right thing.

The battle, of course, is far from over. The Senate version of the bill still has language to draft young women. And it appears Senate Republicans may not be leaning in the same direction as their House counterparts.

Let’s hope the Senate ultimately gets it right. Let’s hope wisdom and commonsense prevails.


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