Support reducing military spending and diverting towards domestic programs

Congress must take action to restrict its blank check that enriches weapons contractors while impoverishing our nation.

Corporate fraud, waste, and abuse pervade military procurement and scream out for stronger congressional oversight, as well as dramatic reductions in military spending. The results of a long overdue audit of the Department of Defense indicate that the Pentagon has lost track of a staggering $21 trillion,

In particular, I will work to rationalize our military spending by seeking the closure of some U.S. military bases in foreign countries, and an end to any further funding for the failed & fraudulent $1.5 trillion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Closing overseas bases and ending fraudulent corporate contracts would drive immense reductions in carbon emissions. The Pentagon has already recognized that climate change is among our greatest threats to national security.

In the wake of the GOP tax scam passed by Congress, cuts to military spending will be necessary to secure—and expand—vital social services including student debt relief, early childhood education, medical and psychological services for veterans, and funding for affordable housing to address the urban housing crisis.