Jackie Speier

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., talks to reporters in Washington. A divided Armed Services Committee, in which Speier is a member, backed the provision in a sweeping defense policy bill that the full House will consider next month, touching off a provocative debate about the role of women in the military.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.

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