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We spend about $20 billion each year maintaining our strategic nuclear arsenal which consists of 15,113 nuclear warheads as well as the missiles and submarines needed to deliver them. The goal of nuclear disarmament is to reduce or eliminate nuclear weapons. Disarmament opponents claim nuclear deterrence and the threat of nuclear force are needed to maintain peaceful relations between unfriendly nations. They point to the success our détente policy had in preventing our “cold” war with the former Soviet Union from turning “hot.” Disarmament supporters claim the fall of the Soviet Union has made nuclear weapons unnecessary, if not obsolete. They claim eliminating all nuclear weapons will not alter the balance of power but will remove a catastrophic threat to humanity. They say the use of nuclear weapons are immoral, threatens all life on Earth and go beyond the political reasons for war. They also claim we loose credibility when telling other nations such as Iran and North Korea not to build nukes while maintaining a huge arsenal ourselves. Most agree that nuclear disarmament decreases the chance of an accidental missile exchange.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.1650 - Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2015
H.R.1534 - Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act



Options


  • I oppose reforming current nuclear disarmament policy and wish to defeat H.R.1650 - Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2015 and H.R.1534 - Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support requiring the government to provide leadership to negotiate and enter into a multilateral treaty or other international agreement that provides for the dismantlement and elimination, under strict international control, of all nuclear weapons in every country by 2020. Once the President certifies that all countries have eliminated such weapons or begun such elimination under established legal requirements; to redirect resources that are being used for nuclear weapons programs to addressing human and infrastructure needs and to converting nuclear weapons industry employees, processes, plants and programs to constructive, ecologically beneficial peacetime activities; to undertake efforts to eliminate war, armed conflict, and all military operations; to promote policies to induce all other countries to join in such commitments, and wish to pass H.R.1650 - Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Ed Royce (CA) and/or Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support prohibiting the use of Dept. of Defense funds for the research, development, test, evaluation or procurement of a new long-range penetrating bomber aircraft, intercontinental ballistic missile, a new air-launched cruise missile, or for the W80 warhead life extension program; prohibiting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to be capable of carrying nuclear weapons; requiring that there shall include no more than eight operational ballistic-missile submarines available for deployment, and wish to pass H.R.1534 - Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX) and/or Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I oppose reforming current nuclear disarmament policy and wish to defeat H.R.1650 - Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2015 and H.R.1534 - Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
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Trustee Candidates

House Legislation:

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider blocking H.R.1650 - Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2015 and H.R.1534 - Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act in the 114th Congress.

Senate Legislation:

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider blocking legislation relating to nuclear disarmament policy in the 114th Congress.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
June 4, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
June 10, 2020