On July 14th, the senate approved a defense budget that would require women to register for the draft. Any woman who turns 18 on or after January 1, 2018 would be required to register with the selective services if this becomes a law. At the moment, only men ages 18-25 are required to do so.

Opponents of this action include Sen. Ted Cruz, who says requiring women to register, “makes little sense at all.”