Tell Senate to Discuss Military Spending Bill in Public

The Senate Armed Services Committee is now considering whether to bring out from behind closed doors its discussion of a bill that puts over half a trillion dollars into war preparations. Please join RootsAction, POGO (Project on Government Oversight), and Rep. Hank Johnson in signing this petition which we will deliver to them:

When Congress is deciding how to spend more than half a trillion dollars of the taxpayers' money, it needs to do so in public.

It is deeply troubling that the Pentagon’s budget (the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA) that last year authorized $585 billion in spending—is drafted and voted on by the Senate Armed Services Committee almost entirely in secret.

Last year, only one quarter of Senators had an opportunity to amend the NDAA—and they did so almost entirely behind closed doors. The bill—usually more than 1,000 pages long—is often then voted on with little or no chance for public debate and amendments by the full Senate.

The public has a right to know how Congress is conducting the people’s business, particularly when so many taxpayer dollars and important wide-ranging policies are at stake. Unlike the Senate, the House Armed Services Committee conducts its work on the NDAA in the open and has done so for years. It’s time to bring the Senate NDAA into the light of day.



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    22850 2.5 years ago Danny Johnson
    22849 2.5 years ago Lynne Treat
    22848 2.5 years ago Connie Jones
    22847 2.5 years ago a holderle Decade after decade, the Pentagon takes billions of dollars of Americans' hard-earned money and throws it all into a bloated budget which we know absolutely nothing about. That's not democracy! Come...
    22846 2.5 years ago Haven C
    22845 2.5 years ago G. Bommelaere
    22844 2.5 years ago alfredo ciano Stop to the Military Spending !!!
    22843 2.5 years ago edwaed slomka
    22842 2.5 years ago Rafael Stephen
    22841 2.5 years ago Laura Epstein
    22840 2.5 years ago David Hawkins
    22839 2.5 years ago Kimberly Wiley
    22838 2.5 years ago Nancy Raso
    22837 2.5 years ago Lamont Garrett
    22836 2.5 years ago John Michal "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise - Dwight David Eisenhower, thirty-fourth president of the United States, 1961'); return false;">...
    22835 2.5 years ago Bev DeSomber
    22834 2.5 years ago Bev DeSomber
    22833 2.5 years ago HOWARD CHARMAN The constitution grants the people to know the budget, but since the building of the bomb this has not been done. Since 40% of the military budget is black, the people will never have control....
    22832 2.5 years ago Robert Tank
    22831 2.5 years ago Judith Farhat Decade after decade, the Pentagon takes billions of dollars of Americans' hard-earned money and throws it all into a bloated budget which we know absolutely nothing about. That's not democracy! Come...
    22830 2.5 years ago Jo Ann Turner
    22829 2.5 years ago James Onysko
    22828 2.5 years ago Margaret Goodman
    22827 2.5 years ago Elena Lemmo
    22826 2.5 years ago nicole trotta
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