At the November 18, 2020 forum we learned about the national security outlook for the Biden administration and how hundreds of billions of dollars in excessive nuclear weapons spending could be better spent on higher national priorities such as responses to coronavirus, racial injustice and climate change.
Watch Representative Adam Smith address participants in the Ploughshares Fund nuclear policy forum, Transforming National Security: Nuclear Policy For A New Era, above.
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA9) has served in the US House of Representatives since 1997 and is the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees the annual defense bill. On the House Armed Services Committee, he is a strong advocate for our military personnel and their families. Adam is also committed to providing our military personnel with the best equipment available to carry out their current and future missions while ensuring that the Pentagon spends taxpayer dollars in the most efficient and effective manner. This includes carefully examining our current policies and working to eliminate fraud, waste and abuse.
You also can watch the full video, Transforming National Security: Nuclear Policy For A New Era.
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► Sen. Warren (D-MA) has served in the US Senate since 2013 and has long proposed three core nuclear policy principles: no new nuclear weapons; more international arms control, not less; and No First Use.
► Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) has also served in the US Senate since 2013 and is a leading voice on reducing the risk of nuclear war.
► Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA9) has served in the US House of Representatives since 1997 and is the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees the annual defense bill; and
► Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA7) has served in the US House of Representatives since 2017 and is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
► Outlook for the Biden Administration panel discussion on national security and what the first 100 days of the Biden administration could look like: Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director, Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation. Former State Dept. Senior Advisor, Obama administration; Ben Rhodes, Author and Consultant, Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, Obama administration; and Jon Wolfsthal, Senior Advisor, Global Zero. Former Special Advisor, Vice President Joe Biden.
► Nukes as Billpayer panel discussion on how hundreds of billions of dollars in excessive nuclear spending could fund higher national priorities, including responses to the coronavirus, racial injustice, and climate change: Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MALD Medical, Director, Special Pathogens Unit, Boston Medical Center; Julian Brave NoiseCat, Vice President of Policy & Strategy, Data for Progress; Maurice Mitchell, National Director, Working Families Party.