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House of Representatives Rebuffs Trump Administration in Key Defense Spending Votes

On July 12, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, to the tune of $733 billion. During NDAA deliberations, the House voted on a plethora of foreign policy and nuclear weapons-related amendments. PSR was adamantly opposed to an amendment introduced by Representative Mike Turner (R-OH) that would have reinstated funding for the …

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Oregon PSR disarmament resolution wins in the state legislature

On June 24, Oregon’s House of Representatives voted to approve Senate Joint Memorial 5 (SJM 5), which urges congress to lead a global effort to reduce the threat of nuclear war, making it the second state in the nation after California to pass such legislation in both legislative chambers. The bill was approved by the Oregon Senate on May 20th.


Iran: Can we find an offramp?

When it was originally debated in Congress, PSR advocated for the Iran nuclear agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).  President Trump made a wrong turn when he unilaterally withdrew the United States from it.  Now, unfortunately, the Trump administration is feeding the narrative of hardliners in Iran who are pushing to enrich more uranium than …

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Tell presidential candidates: The U.S. must never start a nuclear war!

Under current U.S. policy, the president can launch a nuclear strike at any moment without anyone else’s approval or authorization. There would be no way to countermand the order, and within minutes, there would be a nuclear attack. At PSR, we feel that the United States must never start a nuclear war. If you agree, …

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No rubber stamp this time: Congressional champions are resisting President Trump’s request to fund controversial “easy-fire” nukes

There’s a new nuclear weapon that’s intended to lower the threshold for nuclear war: the “W76-2” warhead, a.k.a. the “easy-fire nuke.” This weapon has been branded rather euphemistically as a more “usable” nuclear weapon—meaning it has an even greater risk of being actually launched in a nuclear strike, with all the catastrophic damage to human …

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