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Lewis & Ellison call for slush fund elimination

July 2017 Rep. Jason Lewis joined Reps. Keith Ellison and Peter Welch to introduce an amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization Act to cut wasteful spending by eliminating a $26 billion Pentagon slush fund.

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Walz signs on to invoke War Powers

October 5, 2017 Rep. Walz has signed on to H.Con.Res.81 which invokes the War Powers Resolution regarding US involvement in Yemen’s civil war. If passed, the resolution would end all US involvement/support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, including refueling, targeting assistance/intelligence, and other logistical support. This resolution is privileged, meaning it is guaranteed a…

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Franken opposes Trachtenberg

October 2017 Senator Franken was one of 17 senators who voted to oppose David Trachtenberg to serve as Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, the #2 slot in the DOD policy shop. Trachtenberg has argued that the US should field a space-based missile defense system that would (in theory be able to destroy a…

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Ellison call for U.S. to protect protestors in Saudi Arabia

Dear Secretary Kerry: I write to request your direct intervention to ensure the protection of three juveniles sentenced to death for protesting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Mr. Mi al-Nimr, Mr. Dawood al-Marhoon, and Mr. Abdullah al-Zaher. The United States must protest and oppose the execution of minors arrested after pro-democracy protests and convicted…

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Rep. Nolan calls for end to “Nation Building”.

We need to stop pouring trillions of dollars into so-called “nation building” abroad and endless Middle East wars of choice in a region where we have no friends outside of Israel, and no national interest. Iraq, where we have spent more than $3 trillion, is a good example. For $1 trillion of those dollars, we…

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Rep. Ellison Opposes TPP

Rep. Ellison Statement on Trans Pacific Partnership Text Nov 5, 2015 WASHINGTON – Rep. Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership was released online. “Good trade deals put the priorities of working families ahead of corporate interests. Now that the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has…

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MPP’s Strib Op-ed re Iran Deal

Iran deal is a significant step forward for peace. Here’s why. There’s prominent support for an action plan that takes these specific steps. By Barry B. Cohen, James V. Roth, Linda Thomson and Catherine Murphy MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, August 17, 2015 — 5:36pm As members of the Minnesota Peace Project, we believe that the Iran…

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