Action Alert: Budget Cut for Nuclear Bombs
One step closer.
On June 27, Senator Feinstein’s subcommittee cut the B61’s budget by over 30%. You made this happen with the messages you have been sending to your senators all year urging them to cut wasteful spending on this program to overhaul the B61 nuclear bomb.
Unfortunately, the House Appropriations committee actually gave the B61 program a $23 million increase, above what the agency requested for the program this year. The budget bill is on the floor of the House right now, and Reps. Quigley (D-IL) and Polis (D-CO) will be offering an amendment to cut the extra funds for the B61. Your representative needs to hear that you support this amendment right now.
Call your representative right now at 202-224-3121 to vote yes on the Quigley-Polis amendment to cut funding for the B61 nuclear bomb. To find your representative click here.
Use this sample as a guide:
“My name is [your name] and I live in [your city]. I am calling to tell [your representative] to vote for the Quigley-Polis amendment to the Appropriations bill to cut excess funds for the B61 nuclear bomb.”
This is one of the most egregious examples of wasteful spending on nuclear weapons. This program to overhaul 400 B61 nuclear bombs is now estimated to cost over $10 billion to complete. And, some of these overpriced bombs will likely be phased out of deployment entirely 10 years from now. Meaning that millions of dollars were literally flushed right down the drain for no reason.
You can stop the waste by calling 202-224-3121 and telling your representative to vote yes on the Quigley-Polis amendment to cut funding for the B61 nuclear bomb.
The Senate took a step in the right direction. We can’t let the House take us backwards. Your call can make sure nuclear bombs get a budget cut.