Tag: Nukes

Action alert: A raise for nukes?

Join the National Call-in Day Two new bills give Congress an opportunity to step up and make cuts to nuclear weapons. The president’s budget request for 2015 shows that his priorities are still dangerously backwards, asking for yet another increase for nuclear weapons while crucial domestic spending continues […]

Campaign representatives meeting with Ben Rhodes, White House, May 2012

Your meeting at the White House

Thanks to you, the White House got a clear message about the need to rid the world of nuclear weapons. On May 7, 2012, members of the Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Free World coordinating committee presented our petition with 50,000 signatures that you helped collect to Ben […]

A House Divided

The House of Representatives just can’t make up its mind. They have passed two pieces of legislation recently that directly conflict with each other regarding spending levels for certain nuclear weapons programs. A small group of Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee seem to think that if […]

Nuclear bombs are not political pawns

This is part three in our series on the National Defense Authorization Act vote that concluded Friday morning. We’ve covered the Afghanistan vote, and some of the other issues addressed in the bill. Another topic of discussion in Congress this week was the status of our arsenal of […]

Rumors

One influential Republican in Congress is not too happy that we won our campaign to zero out funding for a new nuclear bomb factory. And rumor has it he is scheming to turn back the clock to the Cold War arms race. The good news is, he isn’t […]

Put Nukes on the Chopping Block

“We need more nuclear weapons programs like Lady Gaga needs another outfit.” That’s what Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) said yesterday, as he introduced a bill that would put a huge dent in the billions that are wasted on nuclear weapons every year, and halt plans to build new […]