Read it for yourself on GovTrack. This is the fourth attempt for the Universal National Service Act introduced in July of this year by Congressman Charlie Rangel, who I agree with Danny Schechter has overstayed his welcome as a “servant” of the people in the U.S. Congress.
While I can understand Rangel’s point for introducing the bill, these type of political theatrics do little to address the underlying issues they attempt to.
Jul 15, 2010 — Introduced in House. This is the original text of the bill as it was written by its sponsor and submitted to the House for consideration. This is the latest version of the bill currently available on GovTrack.
HR 5741 IH
111th CONGRESS, 2d Session
To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.