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With the end of the Cold War, many dared hope that the scourge of nuclear weapons would be ended once and for all. Yet, today, more than two decades later, the drive to build nuclear weapons by some governments continues, energized in no small part by the policies of the U.S. government.

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Statement Congressman Blumenauer Memorializes David Culp 

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR) entered this statement into the record honoring the life and work of David Culp, who advocated for nuclear disarmament as an FCNL lobbyist for nearly two decades.

Statement Keep Trump's Finger off the Button 

New legislation would require President Trump to get approval from Congress before starting a nuclear war.

Update Mr. Rex Tillerson's answers on nuclear weapons issues 

FCNL and other national faith organizations requested that senators ask Mr. Tillerson about his stance on nuclear weapons during his nomination hearing for the position of Secretary of State. Senators Shaheen and Markey did ask Mr. Tillerson about his stance on nuclear issues.

Background The Future of Pentagon Spending in the New Political Climate  

Adapted from a talk given by William D. Hartung at FCNL's Annual Meeting, November 12, 2016.

Costs for Proposed New Nuclear Weapons 

Over the next 30 years, the United States is likely to spend one trillion dollars on the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Approximately one third of that expense will be on the design and construction of unnecessary new nuclear weapons.

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