Ahead of Nuclear Posture Review Release, Sens. Markey, Merkley and Reps. Garamendi, Beyer Lead Colleagues in Urging President Biden to Reduce U.S. Reliance on Nuclear Weapons

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urge clean break from Trump’s dangerous nuclear policies, embrace of diplomacy

 

Washington
(January 26, 2022) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and
Representatives John Garamendi (CA-03) and Donald S. Beyer (VA-08), co-chairs
of the Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group, today led 51 of their
colleagues in a letter to President Joe Biden urging the United States to take
bold steps to reduce its reliance on nuclear weapons, elevate arms control, and
retire former President Donald Trump’s new, unnecessary nuclear weapons in the
Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). As tensions continue to mount
with Russia over its military buildup on the borders of Ukraine, the lawmakers
recommend that the NPR offer the United States’ full support for formal
negotiations with Russia, with the express goal of…

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