Comment: Not a new development

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Not a new development

Rangel has been introducing this bill for several consecutive years least 7 or 8 I think, possibly ever since 9/11 if I remember correctly. And in previous iterations it has also required that women register with selective service, so that is not a new development either. See this article:

On at least one occasion, I have heard him try to defend the bill by referring to the increasingly grueling series of redeployments that are impacting the mental and physical health of our service men and women, and explaining that we should all (including the sons and daughters of congressmen and politicians) share in the burden of "defending democracy."

He is a sociopath and hypocrite, but this is by no means a new outrage.