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


Jan 20, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Died in a previous Congress

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.


Thad Cochran

Senator from Mississippi



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Last Updated: Mar 17, 1999
Length: 3 pages

See Instead:

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

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

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Jan 20, 1999

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Feb 9, 1999
Reported by Committee

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Mar 17, 1999
Passed Senate

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 257”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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

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

Related Bills

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S. 269 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 1999

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

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 22, 1999

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