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Update Bombs and Billionaires over Health and Humanity  

The Pentagon spending bills that have advanced through House and Senate panels have the same vision as the House and Senate “health care” proposals.

Statement FCNL Applauds Passage of Amendment to Repeal the 2001 AUMF 

Taking a stand against unchecked militarism, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) as an amendment to the Department of Defense appropriations bill. Her amendment, which would sunset the 2001 AUMF after eight months, was passed by the House Appropriations Committee on June 29, 2017.

Letter Letter Opposing the "Block Buy" of F-35 Planes 

The F-35 has been a case study of all that is wrong with acquisition at the Pentagon. These planes are years behind schedule, way over budget, and they are still being grounded for software glitches. This Letter calls for suspending further F-35 production—including production of the parts that will go into it—until necessary tests are complete and honestly reported to the Secretary of Defense, the President, and Congress.

Letter Letter to Congress opposing increases in defense spending 

Today the United States is spending as much on our military as we were at the peak of the Cold War, the Vietnam war, and even World War II, even after accounting for inflation. Nevertheless there is an effort to increase the Pentagon Budget by more that $50 billion dollars. This is a letter to Congress asking members to oppose any increase to Pentagon spending.

Update Senators Raise Concern about Arms Deal with Nigeria 

The Trump administration plans to sell weaponized aircraft to Nigeria. U.S. Senators raise concerns about human rights violations by the Nigerian military and urge Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to reconsider the decision.

Update The Trump Budget Would Wildly Inflate Already-Oversized Pentagon Spending 

Make no mistake: this is a war budget, for today and for years to come. It would fund more of everything and anything the Pentagon wants, but it would slash the basic support many struggling Americans need.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Pentagon Spending 

When we blindly hand over our country’s resources to the Pentagon while starving successful programs that care for our neighbors, the earth, and each other, we have lost sight of our priorities as a country. We also deprive our leaders and our country of the necessary tools to avoid war.

Update Opportunities to Cut Pentagon Spending this Year 

President Trump wants to increase Pentagon spending, but Congress will make the ultimate decision. While Congress is often only too eager to fund military programs — whether or not the Pentagon requests them — members are open to influence from their constituents.

Background Quaker Vision & Collective Action to Rein in Pentagon Spending 

FCNL Advocacy Teams

Advocacy Teams form a powerful network of advocates across the country. This year, we're working to rein in Pentagon spending.

Background “We Can’t Kill Our Way to Victory” 

The Trump administration may believe that violence and its threat is enough to advance U.S. interests, but few policy experts or military leaders agree. Instead, they argue that an “America first” approach will be more expensive, feed cycles of crisis that allow extremism to thrive, and put U.S. troops in needless danger.

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