Rep. Loretta Sanchez Introduces Bill to Legitimize U.S. Military Women in Combat

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Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) today introduced what her office is hailing as "groundbreaking" legislation: the Women's Fair and Equal Right to Military Service Act, which would allow qualified female soldiers in the U.S. military to fight in combat.

The ranking female member on the House Armed Services Committee and founder and chairwoman of the Congressional Caucus on Women In the Military, Sanchez says in a statement issued by her office that the legislation legitimizes what's already happening on the battlefield--"the fact that our military women are fighting in combat every day, all over the world."

She continues: "It's time to do what is right and officially recognize the significant contributions our female service members are making to our military missions and train them as well as we train the men in our Armed Forces. We cannot afford to turn away dedicated and talented soldiers just because of their gender."

If women are already participating in combat, why add another new law recognizing that? Because, Sanchez explains, the combat-exclusion policy prevents female soldiers from advancing up the chain of command, as combat experience is required for certain advancements.

According to stats distributed by the congresswoman's office, females make up around 15 percent of the Armed Forces, with more than 25,000 women currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

The U.S. has reportedly lost 137 service women in Iraq and Afghanistan, of which more than 60 were killed in combat--despite the official policy forbidding them from serving directly in combat.


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0311
0311

 this bitch is dumb as fuck why would she want woman to fight in combat if they barelly can make it out of boot camp what makes you think combat is any easier? ive done 2 combat tours shit that ive seen and this bitch wants to expose woman to this. i say toss her ass in combat see if she thinks woman can handle it? im not sexist at all but i think there is things woman should not see.

MariaL
MariaL

Remember when she ran?She was calling her Vietnamese opponent a racist.She is such a POS! 

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

This woman is the biggest HACK in goverment. WHO elected this phoney???

Moody
Moody

She has a hidden agenda is her every waken moment to drag S. Cal to the level of the third world level od Mexco. It's funny how the American public has such a short memory about politicians or any thing else that's relevant. 

no respect
no respect

dumb dumb!! Learned how to respect buddy before opening your sorry ass mouth, typical dumb dumb oooh im bad cause i served in the military! I'll take you and any of your pals in the octagon anytime son!! I'll gladly teach you a lesson or two on how to respect people especially the ladies! Let them fight if they want as males we have no right to tell women what they can't or can do!! Shut your private pipe hole! and just for making that comment give me 1000 push ups!! at ease private dumb dumb!!  

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

 "I'm not sexist, but...."

But you ARE a misogynist...go figure...

And I suppose every single man who ever enlisted in the military made it out of boot camp? Not one failed? Yeah, right...

BTW...who the hell are YOU to decide what is fit for womankind to see or not to see?

0311
0311

 oh yeah since you know everyone has a hidden agenda whats your hidden agenda. are you racist do you wish everything was lilly white what is it that you think s.cal just s.cal will be turned in to a 3rd world country just cuz she is hispanic. wonder what you say if she was black or asian or maybe god forbide a homo and ethnic ohh lordy say it aint so!pfffff. maybe you should dress in drag and jump into a hot landing zone

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0311
0311

octagon are you serious you piece of shit fake combat thats what you know dont open your peter puffing mouth if you dont know what its like kicking in a door and get shot at! respect your right i dont respect trash like you, how about you go wrap yourself around another man and enjoy your pitiful life and your welcome because people like me that gives people like you the right to talk trash on those who really fight where it matters!

0311
0311

 hey "bitch" young mexicans dont vote get your facts right or you just talking out of your ass just every scared white out there

Guest
Guest

Oooo! I've been called out!

Nice to see you are proud of your apathy.

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