Send Congress YOUR Vote Recommendations on the NDAA
Debate and voting starts this afternoon on amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Over 600 amendments will get a vote, including the following 8 amendments that impact police militarization, surveillance, Guantanamo, and Congressional war powers:
Urge a YES vote on the following amendments:
Police militarization - two amendments address how military equipment gets into the hands of local police.
Johnson-McClintock #5: prohibits the transfer of military-grade weapons and tactical vehicles and aircraft to federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies under the 1033 program.
Escobar #6: creates a publicly available website to track the purchase of military equipment by police under the 1122 program.
Congressional war powers - three amendments would reassert Congressional war powers and rein in endless wars.
Lee-Meeks-Roy #383: Repeals the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.
Bowman-Khanna - et al #384: Prohibits U.S. military presence in Syria without Congressional approval within one year of enactment.
Lee-Meijer-Roy #387: Expresses a sense of Congress that all AUMFs should include a sunset or require congressional reauthorization.
Surveillance - Two amendments would provide some protection for our data, including location data.
Jacobs-Davidson #35: requires DOD to report on whether DOD components are bypassing court orders through purchasing Americans' internet browsing and phone location data.
Malinowski-Eshoo-Lofgren-Porter-Khanna #67: Prohibits federal agencies from encouraging the weakening of encryption or insertion of backdoors on commercially-available phones, computers, and devices.
Urge a NO vote on:
Boebert #6: prohibits the use of funds to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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