As of mid-September the Congress is apparently going to approve an increase in the nuclear Weapons Production Budget of 1.7 Billion dollars to a $13 Billion total. The last fiscal year budget was $11.3 Billion. Funding includes direct stockpile money for four improved or new warheads including the interoperable W 80-4–a new nuclear warhead which will therefore be in violation of Start and non-proliferation treaties, as well as for upgrades on the W78, the B61-12,and the W76-2 warheads. This budget request also includes $1,600,000,000 to carry out upgrades to pit production facilities at Savannah River and Los Alamos, as well the modernization of the Uranium Fabrication Plant at Oak Ridge. In addition to snubbing its nose at treaty obligations and long term efforts to create a framework for reduction in nuclear weapons threats world wide, Congress is hereby pouring money into nuclear weapons that could better be used to upgrade our civilian infrastructure, provide health care to all and move our economy off of dependence on fossil fuels.