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As a founder of the national Nuclear Freeze movement, Senator Markey has worked to end the proliferation of nuclear weapons since the beginning of his career. While in the House of Representatives, Markey co-founded the Congressional Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation and has consistently spearheaded Congressional efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Recently, Senator Markey has advocated for over billions in budget cuts to our nation’s wasteful and redundant nuclear defense programs. 

Senator Markey’s Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act would cut $75 billion from the nuclear weapons budget and Hold the LYNE (Low-Yield Nuclear Explosive) Act would prevent the Trump administration from developing low-yield nuclear weapons. With oversight and legislation, the Senator has also consistently fought the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.