Support amendments to cut runaway Pentagon spending

  
We have an opportunity right now to cut the military’s sky-high budget and invest in our communities, but it can’t happen without your help.
From the Interfaith Peace Working Group:
Earlier this year, President Biden proposed a military budget of $810 billion for 2023. The U.S. House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee added $37.5 to this amount to bring the total to $847.5. This is nearly one-half of all the nation’s discretionary funds for the year and equals the next eleven highest national military budgets combined.
 
This proposed 2023 military budget is now before the US House of Representatives as the National Defense Authorization Act. Representatives Barbara Lee (CA) and Mark Pocan (WI) have introduced  two amendments which would transfer some of this money from the military to fund projects addressing urgent human needs in the U.S. such as housing and  health care. One proposes transferring the $37.5 added to President Biden’s budget by the House Armed Services Committee and the other proposes transferring an additional $100 million to such civilian projects.
 
The Interfaith Peace Working Group urges people concerned about the increasing militarization of our nation and its economy to contact their U.S. Representative and  urge her or him to support one or both of these amendments. To do so, use the link below
 
 
Address: 1433 Wildewood Drive, Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-514-2811
 
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From Peace Action:
President Biden has proposed a more than $30 billion increase to the Pentagon budget, and the House and Senate Armed Services Committees both added tens of billions more, $37.5 billion in the House and $45 billion in the Senate. That’s on top of the whopping $813 billion President already requested for the Pentagon this year – well over three-quarters of a trillion dollars.
 
The annual defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), is expected to move to the floor this week, and pro-peace champions in Congress are trying to reduce bloated, unnecessary spending and reclaim taxpayer dollars for actual human needs. Representatives Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan are leading an amendment to the NDAA that would reverse the $37.5 billion increase. They’re also leading a separate amendment to push a $100 billion cut to overall Pentagon spending.
 
We have an opportunity right now to cut the military’s sky-high budget and invest in our communities, but it can’t happen without your help. This is a fight we can win, and to ensure we have as massive an impact as possible, we’ve partnered with a coalition of organizations representing millions of Americans who want better healthcare, greater investments in reversing catastrophic climate change, improvements and funding for education, and not more corporate welfare for defense contractors. Contact your members of Congress today and urge them to stop wasting our tax dollars on defense industry corporate greed by supporting both of these amendments to cut runaway Pentagon spending.
 
 
 
Thanks for contacting your members of Congress today!
 
Jon Rainwater
Executive Director
Peace Action
 

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