Blumenauer Introduces Amendment to Eliminate New Nuclear Weapons Program, Clean Former Defense Sites
Today, the House of Representatives voted on my amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2015 that would have prevented a $3.4 million down payment on a new nuclear-armed air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) and redirect that funding towards the cleanup and removal of unexploded military ordinance that litters every state in the country.
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Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s (OR-03) amendment to require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to update its report on the projected 10-year costs of our nuclear arsenal passed the House by a vote of 224-199 and was included in the final bill. Below is the Congressman’s statement on passage: