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Donnelly To Participate In Panel With Senator Lugar Recognizing 25th Anniversary Of Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program

Last updated on Friday, December 9, 2016

(BLOOMINGTON) - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly will participate in a symposium at Indiana University Bloomington along with former Senator Richard Lugar to discuss efforts to secure nuclear and chemical weapons and the 25th anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.

The event will be held at the IU School of Global and International Studies at 335 North Jordan Avenue from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

As Ranking member of Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, Donnelly is carrying on the work started by Lugar.

"The Nunn-Lugar program has made our country and the world a safer place," Donnelly says. After recently seeing firsthand this program in action overseas, I am more committed than ever to maintaining the Nunn-Lugar program and to keeping it flexible and effective in the face of today's increasingly complex threats. It is a tremendous honor to serve Hoosiers and carry on the bipartisan work begun by Sen. Lugar 25 years ago."

A member of the Armed Services Committee, Donnelly serves as ranking member of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, leading oversight of the U.S. nuclear‎ arsenal, missile defense and non-proliferation programs. Donnelly has championed updates of the Nunn-Lugar program in recent years to keep it flexible in the face of ever-evolving global threats. In October 2016, Donnelly traveled to Ukraine and Georgia to review firsthand U.S.-supported efforts to counter nuclear, chemical, and biological terrorism. Originally targeted at countries of the former Soviet Union, the Nunn-Lugar program now supports counter-WMD efforts in nations around the globe.

Recently 1340 AM WBIW's Joe Warren spoke with Sen. Donnelly. Here's that interview:

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