S. 257 (106th): National Missile Defense Act of 1999

Jan 20, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Passed Senate)
See Instead:

H.R. 4 (same title)
Signed by the President — Jul 22, 1999

Thad Cochran
Senator from Mississippi
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Last Updated
Mar 17, 1999
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 269 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 1999

H.R. 4 (Includes)
National Missile Defense Act of 1999

Signed by the President
Jul 22, 1999


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on March 17, 1999 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Jan 20, 1999
Referred to Committee Jan 20, 1999
Reported by Committee Feb 09, 1999
Passed Senate Mar 17, 1999
Full Title

A bill entitled, "The Cochran-Inouye National Missile Defense Act of 1999".


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Mar 17, 1999 2:19 p.m.
Bill Passed 97/3

52 cosponsors (48R, 4D) (show)

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3/17/1999--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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