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TAKE ACTION: Tell the House to Vote Against Nuclear Testing | armscontrol.org

Your voice is needed now to call upon Congress to say “no” to renewed U.S. nuclear testing.

This week, the House will consider an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) introduced by Reps. McAdams (D-UT), Gabbard (D-HI), Titus (D-NV), McGovern (D-MA), Horsford (D-NV), and Susie Lee (D-NV) that is designed to prohibit funding for a demonstration nuclear test explosion in fiscal year 2021.

A vote is expected Monday, July 20, and we need all Representatives urged to vote YES.

The United States has not conducted a nuclear test explosion since 1992 when a bipartisan congressional majority mandated a test moratorium and talks on a global ban. The 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty has established a global taboo against all nuclear testing.

The Trump administration is now considering conducting a nuclear test for political signaling purposes, as a ploy in future arms control talks with Russia and China.

Worse, the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee authorized $10 million specifically for a nuclear test blast if ordered by President Trump. Such a test could be conducted in a matter of a few months underground at the former Nevada Test Site outside Las Vegas.

In reality, the first U.S. nuclear test blast in 28 years would raise tensions with Russia and China and almost certainly trigger an outbreak of nuclear testing by other countries and spur an all-out global arms race.

Now is the time to contact your Representative in the House. Complete this form to urge your Representative to close the door on nuclear testing by prohibiting funding for nuclear testing for any purpose.

Source: TAKE ACTION: Tell the House to Vote Against Nuclear Testing | Arms Control Association

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