By Presidential order, females are now moving into front-line and combat roles in the military. However, the Republican-controlled Congress wants to draw a line in the sand... A vote requiring women to register for the military draft is off the table, at least for now.
FOX's Jared Halpern has more from Capitol Hill:
The annual defense policy bill was supposed to have a controversial provision that would have required women between 18 and 25 years old to sign up for selective service, just like men, but the Republicans stripped the amendment, concluding it violated spending rules and wanting more info:
(Thornberry) "What it cost? What the benefit is? Is there a reasonable likelihood of mass mobilization?"
Texas Republican Mac Thornberry's Armed Services Committee narrowly approved women signing up for the draft, but the chairman says there should be an updated study on the need for a draft of women or men.
On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.