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Uphold the nuclear weapons test moratorium

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The last U.S. nuclear weapons test was in 1992. The last nuclear weapons test by any nation was in 2017 by North Korea.Thank you for completing our action alert on Amendment #29 to the NDAA in the House. Your Representative has already indicated their support for the prohibition of funding for new nuclear tests. 

Please share this campaign with friends and colleagues in other parts of the country to help us build momentum:

The first nuclear test explosion was detonated seventy-five years ago on July 16, 1945.

After more than 2,000 nuclear test explosions, nuclear testing is a dangerous vestige of a bygone era. We must not go back to that era. Opening the door to testing and inflaming a nuclear arms race is the last thing we need in the midst of current global security challenges.

Read more in our current issue of Arms Control Today, a special issue marking the 75th year of the nuclear age.

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My Representative is supporting a prohibition of funding for new U.S. nuclear tests through an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act currently before the House. We need others to join in supporting this amendment. 

The Trump administration is considering conducting a nuclear test as a political ploy in 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.

But this amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will prohibit funding for a demonstration nuclear test explosion in fiscal year 2021.

A U.S. nuclear test would raise tensions with Russia and China and almost certainly trigger an outbreak of nuclear testing by other counties and spur an all-out global arms race. It would unravel the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban treaty and the global taboo against nuclear testing.

This is the last thing we need now as we face multiple security challenges.

The vote in the House will take place THIS WEEK.

Can you write a letter to your Representative?

Click here: https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/tell-house-vote-against-nuclear-testing

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TAKE ACTION: Tell the House to Vote Against Nuclear Testing

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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.

UPDATE: The amendment passed 227-179! Click here to see how your Representative voted.

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 counties 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.

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An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would prohibit funding for a demonstration nuclear test explosion being considered by senior Trump officials for political signaling purposes in future arms control talks with Russia and China. (July 2020)

UPDATE: A good win for nuclear sanity in the House! Learn what happens next...

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