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Text of the National Missile Defense Act of 1999

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 22, 1999. The text of the bill below is as of May 20, 1999 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

Source: GPO

H.R.4

One Hundred Sixth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,

the sixth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine

An Act

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

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘National Missile Defense Act of 1999’.

SEC. 2. NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE POLICY.

    It is the policy of the United States to deploy as soon as is technologically possible an effective National Missile Defense system capable of defending the territory of the United States 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 National Missile Defense.

SEC. 3. POLICY ON REDUCTION OF RUSSIAN NUCLEAR FORCES.

    It is the policy of the United States to seek continued negotiated reductions in Russian nuclear forces.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.