Rep. Ed Markey is a key leader in Congress on nuclear weapons, nuclear power and climate change. Markey has worked for nuclear disarmament for decades. He is the U.S. co-president of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, and his "SANE Act," named for Peace Action's predecessor organization, calls for cuts in spending on nuclear bomb production facilities, nuclear-armed bombers and submarines, the end of U.S. bombers' nuclear mission, and reduction in number of deployed weapons. He was joint sponsor of the Waxman-Markey climate change prevention bill which passed the House in 2009. Markey has voted repeatedly against funding for the Afghanistan war and against the defense authorization and appropriation bills. He is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, voted for its Budget for All progressive budget amendment in 2011, and supported the Budget for All non-binding question which was passed by the voters by a 3 to 1 margin in 91 Massachusetts cities and towns.