Senate Democrats have introduced a bill that would trim $73 billion from the U.S. nuclear arsenal over the next decade.
The Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures — or SANE — Act was co-sponsored by Oregon Congressmember Earl Blumenauer and Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts. They introduced their bill Monday as the Congressional Budget Office released a report projecting the cost of maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile through 2030 at $634 billion.
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