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House Passes Missile Amendment

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The House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring the Department of Defense to maintain 450 active ICBM silos in warm status.

The amendment was added yesterday, and Representative Kevin Cramer says it ensures that our nation's nuclear force remains functional and responsive in case of an emergency.

"Now, some will argue that the U.S. Taxpayer is funding the maintenance of weapons never used. I submit, Mr. Chairman, that the U.S. Taxpayer is funding the maintenance of weapons being used every day successfully deterring our enemy's from launching their own nuclear weapons. Mr. Chairman, this amendment will save money and may very well save our country."

The bill passed 315 to 108 and now goes to the Senate.

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