House Members Seek To Block Proposed Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

News Release from office of Rep. Justin Amash

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of six representatives, led by Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), today introduced a joint resolution of disapproval, H.J. Res. 102, to block proposed sales of precision-guided munitions and other offensive weapons to the Government of Saudi Arabia. The joint resolution is cosponsored by Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.).

Congress was notified of the proposed sales, which are part of a larger arms deal with Saudi Arabia reportedly worth $110 billion, on May 19.

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Veterans On the March: Memorial Day in D.C.

Veterans On the March!
Stop Endless War • Build for Peace!

“War is a racket: A few profit, the many pay!”
~ Major General Smedley Butler, USMC

May 29 and 30, 2017 in Washington DC

May 29, 2017: Letters to the Vietnam Memorial Wall • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

May 30, 2017: Lincoln Memorial • White House
Hundreds of Veterans and allies gather at the White House December, 2010 to demand Peace Hundreds of Veterans and allies gather at the White House December, 2010 to demand Peace

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Congressmembers Speak Out for Getting the US Out of Afghanistan

Today a news conference was held by co-sponsors of HR1666, to prohibit funds for activities in Afghanistan, and the importance of debating the 16-year war in Afghanistan, the longest war in America’s history.

Attending were
Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC)
Representative John Garamendi (D-CA)
Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
Representative John Duncan (R-TN)
Representative Don Young (R-AK)
Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY)
Will Fischer, VoteVets

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415 or Dante Atkins in Congressman John Garamendi’s office at (202) 225-1880.

Congressional News Conference on Ending Funds for Afghan War: Wednesday 5/24

Update: Here is the video of the news conference.

Wednesday, May 24: Congressmen Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA), along with House cosponsors of H.R. 1666, will host a press conference regarding their bill to prohibit funds for activities in Afghanistan, and the importance of debating the 16 year war in Afghanistan, the longest war in America’s history.

Wednesday, May 24 – 1:30pm
House Triangle

Attending:
Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC)
Representative John Garamendi (D-CA)
Representative John Duncan (R-TN)
Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY)
Representative Don Young (R-AK)
Will Fischer, VoteVets
House cosponsors of H.R. 1666
ALL PRESS WELCOME

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415 or Dante Atkins in Congressman John Garamendi’s office at (202) 225-1880.