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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  • 176-200 of 22951 signatures
    Number Date Name Please add a comment if ...
    22776 3.4 years ago Scott Norman Rosenthal Disclosure is essential to Democracy.
    22775 3.4 years ago debra poscharscky
    22774 3.4 years ago AMY A BLUMENSHINE The lack of transparency unnecessarily suggests to the public that fraud is involved.
    22773 3.4 years ago Donna Reeves
    22772 3.4 years ago Dana Stickney Why the SECERECY?!
    22771 3.4 years ago Elliott G. Swinton
    22770 3.4 years ago Mary Compton The Pentagon has gone unaudited for too long!
    22769 3.4 years ago julia haawkins
    22768 3.4 years ago Mary A Leon It's OUR US taxpayer money that is used to pay for our US Military. We have the RIGHT to know what our money will be funding and for WHAT reason this funding is needed.
    22767 3.4 years ago David Farwell
    22766 3.4 years ago Bryan Morris
    22765 3.4 years ago Francine Ungaro
    22764 3.4 years ago Ellen Piascik
    22763 3.4 years ago Peggy Baughns
    22762 3.4 years ago Jason Thomas
    22761 3.4 years ago Jackie Duvall
    22760 3.4 years ago Jerry Wharton
    22759 3.4 years ago Carl Lasco
    22758 3.4 years ago André Grube
    22757 3.4 years ago MaryAnn Hopping
    22756 3.4 years ago stephen damiani
    22755 3.4 years ago Judy Moran
    22754 3.4 years ago Janiece Staton Retired RN, BSN, MSW, MAT
    22753 3.4 years ago Stephen king There all a bunch of jerks !
    22752 3.4 years ago Susan Osada
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