Rep. Quigley: U.S. Spending Too Much On Nukes, Not Enough To Combat Gun Violence

Mike Quigley
Democratic Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, addresses supporters in Chicago, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 after winning the Democratic primary for the 5th Congressional seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel who left Congress to be President Barack Obama's chief of staff. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP, file
Mike Quigley
Democratic Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, addresses supporters in Chicago, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 after winning the Democratic primary for the 5th Congressional seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel who left Congress to be President Barack Obama's chief of staff. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP, file

Rep. Quigley: U.S. Spending Too Much On Nukes, Not Enough To Combat Gun Violence

There’s a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. that meets out of the public eye - in a room beneath the Capitol. It’s called the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, and it discusses trends in national security. Much of what the committee discusses is secret, but Congressman Mike Quigley from Chicago’s North Side is on that committee.

Quigley recently sat down with WBEZ’s Tony Arnold to talk about the work and what he sees as some of the country’s misplaced spending priorities when it comes to national security.