Legislation Action Alert: Oppose $850 Billion in 2023 Military Spending!
Overblown “defense” spending is nothing new, so it’s easy not to notice when outrageous expenditures spiral even higher.
President Biden initially asked Congress to spend $813 billion for the military in 2023. Then the House Armed Services Committee, controlled by Democrats, chose to add another $37 to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), bringing the proposed total to $850 billion.
This is in a context where Congress could not find sufficient funds in this fiscal year for COVID–related public health measures, or the child-care and clean energy provisions of Build Back Better legislation. or the child-care and clean energy provisions of Build Back Better legislation, and a host of other urgently needed domestic programs.
A House vote is imminent. Two pro-peace amendments introduced by Reps. Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan both failed. One would have eliminated the $37 billion add-on by the House Armed Services Committee, and another would have cut $100 billion from the White House proposal, This makes the final bill even more unacceptable!
Call your Member of Congress today: Switchboard: 202-224-2131.
Ask them to VOTE AGAINST the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.