Tammy Baldwin on Foreign Policy

Last Updated : Oct 31, 2012

Summary

Department of Peace

In most sessions of her career, Congresswoman Baldwin has co-sponsored legislation to create a Department of Peace. This Department would be headed by a Secretary of Peace that would be appointed by the President. Its mission would be to hold peace as an organizing principle, endeavor to promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights, and develop policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and structured mediation of conflict.

Taxes and Wars

Congresswoman Baldwin has also co-sponsored legislation on multiple occasions to create a separate tax system that allowed people who are opposed to wars to have their taxes placed in to systems that did not fund wars in any way.

 

 

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-107; Bill Number-H R 2459; To establish a Department of Peace. - Cosponsor

Establishes a Department of Peace, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peace appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Sets forth the mission of the Department, including to: (1) hold peace as an organizing principle; (2) endeavor to promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights; and (3) develop policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and structured mediation of conflict.

Session-109; Bill Number-H R 3760; Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act - Cosponsor

Establishes a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Sets forth the mission of the Department, including to: (1) hold peace as an organizing principle; (2) endeavor to promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights; and (3) develop policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and structured mediation of conflict.

Session-109; Bill Number-H R 2631; Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act - Cosponsor

To affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 808; Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act - Cosponsor

Establishes a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Sets forth the mission of the Department, including to: (1) hold peace as an organizing principle; (2) endeavor to promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights; and (3) develop policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and structured mediation of conflict.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 808; Department of Peace Act - Cosponsor

Establishes a Department of Peace, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peace (Secretary). Sets forth the mission of the Department, including: (1) cultivation of peace as a national policy objective; and (2) development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful conflict resolution, and structured conflict mediation.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 2085; Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2009 - Cosponsor

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish in the Treasury the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund for the deposit of income, gift, and estate taxes paid by or on behalf of taxpayers: (1) who are designated conscientious objectors opposed to participation in war in any form based upon their deeply held moral, ethical, or religious beliefs or training (within the meaning of the Military Selective Service Act); and (2) who have certified their beliefs in writing to the Secretary.

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