Pax Christi USA has signed onto a letter with 49 other national organizations calling for Congress to vote “yes” on the Lee and Pocan amendments to modify the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022.

The letter begins:

“The undersigned 49 grassroots, climate justice, peace, domestic human needs, immigrant rights, national security and faith organizations unite in opposition to the current sky-high Pentagon budget and urge you to vote in favor of two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 that would reduce it.

Amendment 41, led by Representative Barbara Lee, would overturn the nearly $25 billion increase that the House Armed Services Committee added to the Pentagon topline during markup of the NDAA. Amendment 40, led by Representative Mark Pocan, would go further by reducing the topline by 10 percent from the authorized level, exempting military personnel and the Defense Health Program.

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