Thank you to everyone who called into our virtual town hall or watched it on Facebook. We were thrilled with the number of questions we got about a variety of important subjects, like North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal, spending on nuclear weapons, diplomacy and more. If you missed the event, you can watch it […]
On September 29th, 2015, the House and Senate concluded their conference of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The agreement was held up over a variety of issues, including provisions regarding Guantanamo Bay, military retirement benefits modernization, protection of the Greater Sage Grouse, and the Overseas Contingency Operations budget (OCO). As part of its FY16 […]
Senate Armed Services Committee Democrats REED, Jack (D-RI) – ranking NELSON, Bill (D-FL) McCASKILL, Claire (D-MO) MANCHIN III, Joe (D-CO) SHAHEEN, Jeanne (D-NH) GILLIBRAND, Kirsten E. (D-NY) BLUMENTHAL, Richard (D-CT) DONNELLY, Joe (D-IN) HIRONO, Mazie K. (D-HI) KAINE, Tim (D-VA) KING, Jr., Angus S. (I-ME) HEINRICH, Martin (D-NM) Republicans McCAIN, John (R-AZ) – chairman INHOFE, […]
While we continue to oppose the Corker bill and any legislation that might undermine completion of an agreement, we are somewhat relieved that President Obama is not overly concerned about the potential impact of the Corker bill on the diplomatic talks. We stand in strong support of the president’s diplomacy to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.
It is very bewildering, albeit horrifyingly fascinating, to watch American politicians jockey and posture for war with Iran. With the announcement last week that years of negotiations have yielded a framework agreement that will arrest any Iranian nuclear weapons program, not that one actually exists, while starting the much needed process of bringing Iran back into the world community, many members of Congress seem not just reluctant, but hostile, to the prospects of averting a war with Iran.