Congress is debating a Continuing Resolution to keep funding the federal government through the end of this fiscal year. Representatives of both parties are introducing amendments to cut the military budget, including amendments to cut funding for the war in Afghanistan and to cut funding for stationing US troops in Europe.
Please call your Representative today at (202) 224-3121 and ask her or him to support amendments to cut the military budget and end the war in Afghanistan.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (Amendment 232) is proposing to cut $90 billion from the war in Afghanistan, leaving $10 billion to fund the withdrawal of troops.
Rep. Jared Polis (Amendment 46) is proposing to limit the number of troops stationed in Europe to 35,000 and to cut force levels by 7,500 troops in the next 6 months. Polis says this should be the beginning of reductions to cut force levels by 30,000 troops in 2 years. This is in line with the recommendations of the Sustainable Defense Task Force report sponsored by Rep. Frank and Rep. Paul.
Please call your Representative today at (202) 224-3121 and ask her or him to support the Nadler, Polis, and other amendments to cut the military budget and end the war in Afghanistan.
Thank you for all you do to help bring about a just foreign policy,