CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA LEE – Congresswoman Barbara Lee has introduced the â€œAudit the Pentagon Act of 2013â€ for increased transparency and accountability in the defense budget. This bipartisan bill will cut the budget of any Federal agency by five percent that does not receive an independent audit for the previous year. To protect benefits for the nationâ€™s veterans, military personnel accounts and the Defense Health Program would be exempt from cuts.
RETHINK MEDIA – The public has conflicted opinions about nuclear weapons. They donâ€™t like them, but they see them as necessary and essential. They like the idea of eliminating them, but donâ€™t see that as realistic. The challenge is to build public confidence in a process of reductions.