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U.S. Rep. Blumenauer Suggests Funding For U.S. Nuclear Weapons Be Shifted To Foreign Aid

Devex: A ‘nuclear option’ for U.S. aid funding?
“One U.S. representative thinks he’s found an extra $5 billion for U.S. foreign aid programs — but the funds are currently locked up in the budget for maintaining the United States’ arsenal of nuclear weapons. ‘We are going to spend over the next decade approximately $700 billion on a nuclear arsenal that we’ve not used in 69 years,’ Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said at a public-private partnerships event at the Woodrow Center on Friday…” (2/17).