The National Defense Authorization Act is expected to receive a full vote in July. It’s not too late for members of Congress to change course.
On MLK Day this year, it’s worth remembering not just King’s sharp diagnosis of American society’s ills, but also his prescription for transformative social change.
Build Back Better and the National Defense Authorization Act represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?
National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies Condemns Passage of a $778 Billion Pentagon bill, Celebrates Lawmakers Who Opposed
“Stop lavishing money on the Pentagon while skimping on everything else,” said National Priorities Project director Lindsay Koshgarian.
If Congress doesn’t crack down on military contractor pay, the White House should.
To cut 10 percent of the Pentagon budget, let’s end our Middle East wars, reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, and turn off the spigot to arms contractors.
Military spending is at historically high levels, and increasing under Trump. A ten percent cut is an overdue correction to the bloated Pentagon budget.
The military budget for 2021 must involve a tougher negotiation that results in real changes to Pentagon and presidential war powers.
While the funding level is much higher than we need, the NDAA the House just passed takes important steps toward ending wars, preventing dangerous military conflicts, and protecting human rights.
The House, with Republic support, just passed an amendment to the $733 NDAA bill which would require Congressional approval for any war with Iran.
While we debate the enormous Pentagon budget, let’s also keep an eye on these four critical amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.
The Pentagon budget didn’t come up at all during the first Democratic debate – even as Congress haggles over a $750 billion NDAA.
And the Senate is going along for the ride, against the better advice of a coalition including NPP.
The “straight talk” people praise McCain for is actually what most of them can’t stand about politicians: They say noble words but cast ignoble votes.
The media treated Trump’s petty snub of John McCain as a bigger controversy than the $717 billion Pentagon bill named for the Arizona senator.