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In Profile: Congresswoman Lois Capps

This week, WAND/WiLL recognizes the accomplishments of Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23). Congresswoman Capps is a role model in Congress and a fearless advocate for women. She has said, “While women make up more than half of this country, we still account for less than 20% of members of Congress.  That is one reason why I [...]


Final Presidential Debate: Bayonets and Battleship

Last night was the fourth and final debate of the 2012 Presidential Election, this time focusing on foreign policy. Or at least it was supposed to be about foreign policy, but of course both candidates repeatedly snuck in their economic and domestic policy talking points. The majority of questions asked by CBS’s Bob Schieffer were [...]


Presidential Debates: Binders of Women, Big Bird and Beyond

Last night was the third of four presidential and vice-presidential debates. Once again, some of WAND’s issues were touched on briefly but not covered in-depth. The very first question addressed Americans’ anxiety about finding jobs. We think it’s worth pointing out the study that shows that Pentagon spending is a relatively poor jobs creator. If [...]


In Profile: Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz

This week, WAND/WiLL recognizes the accomplishments of Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (PA-13). On September 13th, she spoke against Rep. Allen West’s bill that would exempt Pentagon spending from Sequestration cuts slated to take place January 2nd, 2013 (HR 6365). Congresswoman Schwartz made her point clear and stated, “[Sequestration] means, and they’ve told us and we know, [...]


Time for a viable alternative to sequestration

The Rally to Restore Balance, held on July 25th in Upper Senate Park, was a cause for both inspiration and concern. Featuring Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the rally called attention to a report recently released by the Senator’s office, which highlights the devastating effects sequestration, would have on our nation’s social programs. The message was [...]


Calm the Washington Frenzy

Washington’s insider daily paper Politico headlined on Tuesday with, “Frenzy Over Sequester Hits Capitol Hill.” Who is whipping up the frenzy? Former Vice President Dick Cheney and defense contractors. The frenzied concern of Washington is all about the beleaguered Pentagon budget. Thank goodness that the cavalry is riding in to save the category of spending [...]


This Fourth of July, Hold a Magnifying Glass to the Pentagon budget

This Fourth of July, as we celebrate our nation’s independence, we need to think about what programs will do the most to guarantee our freedom and strength for years to come. Our nation‘s Pentagon budget has grown unchecked since 1998 at a cost of trillions of dollars to taxpayers. And now the news from Washington [...]


Budget Update: Continuing Resolution Amendment Round Up

The House concluded its consideration of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Continuing Resolution (CR) appropriating funds for the remainder of this fiscal year at around 4:30 AM Saturday morning, February 19, 2011. The bill passed on an almost party-line vote of 235–189, with all Democrats voting against and all but three Republicans voting for the [...]


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