Washington, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has introduced a bill on Saturday that would prevent Washington from spending taxpayer money on weapons that violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
“The risk of nuclear catastrophe is greater than ever before, and Trump’s decision to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty heightens the danger of a nuclear holocaust”, she said during a press conference on Friday.
She warned that it will spark a new nuclear arms race, undermine US national security and divert precious resources away from the domestic programs to serve people and communities.
She said that this INF Treaty Compliance Act (H.R. 1249) will ensure our country remains compliant with the INF Treaty and prevent a single taxpayer dollar from being used for weapons that would breach the treaty.
She noted that this is one step Congress can and must take now toward national security and peace.