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Iran and the U.S.

NETWORK calls for sustained diplomacy with Iran in order to find a way forward toward constructive relationship. Read more

Violence Against Women Act Of 2011 Update

NETWORK supports S. 1925, the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, but remains concerned about provisions that affect immigrants. Read more

Legislative Update for the New Year

Members of Congress left Washington right before Christmas, 2011, setting themselves up to finish a lot of work when they return in January 2012. Read more

History Lesson 101: Congress and the Power to Declare War

According to the Constitution, “Congress shall have Power to declare War.” It is important for our country’s leaders to follow the rules outlined in the Constitution. In 2002, Congress ignored this instruction when it granted President George W. Bush authority over the Iraq invasion, known as the “Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq,” which NETWORK opposed. Read more

Report on U.S. Security Budget

In July 2011, The Unified Security Task Force made public their report outlining a set of cuts in unneeded military programs. Read more

H.R. 1735: Afghanistan Exit and Accountability Act

U.S. Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced new, bipartisan legislation to require the Obama Administration to present an exit strategy for U.S. forces from Afghanistan. NETWORK supports this legislation and is asking other representatives to serve as cosponsors. Read more

Our View on Libya

At NETWORK, we have puzzled over an appropriate response to the U.S.-led attack on Libyan armed forces. On the one hand, we know that violence only begets violence and does not solve problems. On the other hand, we know that standing by when people are slaughtered is wrong. We share both views, but feel very uncomfortable with creating a third war in a region where we neither know the culture nor the political factions.  Read more

Legislation for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The war has gone on for too long and is costing too much – in lives and resources. Read more

NETWORK's Response to President Obama's State of the Union Address

This response pays particular attention to statements he made that are directly related to NETWORK’s 2011-2012 issue agenda. We were encouraged by much of what he had to say, but we also found some gaps. Read more

Our 2011-2012 Issue Agenda

We present our current issue priorities for the 112th Congress. Read more