- Legislative Ask
- U.S. Wars & Militarism
Reject Increases in Pentagon Spending
Our faith leads us to question any rise in Pentagon spending. Our views on sound public policy lead us to urge Congress to reject any increases and support current legal limits on spending for defense.
Publicly oppose and vote against any increases in Pentagon spending.
- Pentagon spending remains at or above $600 billion per year – a level nearly equal to real spending at the height of the Cold War.
- A Washington Post investigation revealed a suppressed Pentagon report showing $125 billion in bureaucratic waste over five years. It is the only cabinet agency that is unable to audit its financials.
- The House budget proposal released in April 2016 cut programs for low and moderate-income individuals by $3.7 trillion while boosting Pentagon spending by an additional $250 billion over 10 years.
- Budget caps in current law would require cuts in both defense and non-defense programs, but some leaders are calling for Congress to repeal the caps on the Pentagon while making drastic funding cuts to programs that serve low income families.