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House Considers the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735)(Comments Off)

May 20, 2015

Democrats Revolt Over the Pentagon Slush Fund by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2016. In total, 360 amendments were submitted; 135 amendments were considered on the House floor; 121 amendments were passed either […]

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Mother’s Day for Peace

by Susan Shaer, WAND Executive Director Let’s get serious about Mother’s Day. Not about the pretense: we all know that drill; it’s not really about the flowers and dinners, etc. The real story is much more stark, but also quite sensational. A woman proposed it: an assertive woman who was not looking for gifts and […]

WAND Signs Letter Urging Changes to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, S. 615

by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) will consider legislation known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (S.615) sponsored by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of this committee. This legislation includes highly problematic provisions which threaten to undermine the ongoing diplomatic negotiations between Iran and the […]

On the Iran Negotiations, Prime Minister Netanyahu Lacks Credibility

By Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director At the invitation of Speaker John Boehner and without President Obama’s approval, on March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress to openly undermine the ongoing diplomatic negotiations between Iran and six world powers, known as the P5+1. These six powers are engaged to diplomatically end […]


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