H.R. 4 (106th): National Missile Defense Act of 1999

Feb 04, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 106-38.
Curtis “Curt” Weldon
Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district
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Last Updated
May 20, 1999
1 pages
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Last Action: Jan 22, 1999


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 22, 1999.

Introduced Feb 04, 1999
Referred to Committee Feb 04, 1999
Reported by Committee Feb 25, 1999
Passed House Mar 18, 1999
Passed Senate with Changes May 18, 1999
House Agreed to Changes May 20, 1999
Signed by the President Jul 22, 1999
Full Title

To declare it to be the policy of the United States to deploy a national missile defense.


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Mar 18, 1999 5:01 p.m.
Passed 317/105
On the Senate Amendment
May 20, 1999 3:55 p.m.
Passed 345/71

97 cosponsors (67R, 29D, 1D) (show)

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5/18/1999--Passed Senate amended.
National Missile Defense Act of 1999 - Declares that it is U.S. policy to: (1) deploy as soon as technologically possible a National Missile Defense (NMD) system capable of defending U.S. territory against limited ballistic missile attack (whether accidental, unauthorized, or deliberate), with funding subject to the annual authorization of appropriations and the annual appropriation of funds for NMD; and (2) seek continued negotiated reductions in Russian nuclear forces.

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