H.R. 3974 (112th): Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act


Feb 8, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edward “Ed” Markey

Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2012
Length: 9 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To reduce the number of nuclear-armed submarines operated by the Navy, to prohibit the development of a new long-range penetrating bomber aircraft, to reduce the number of intercontinental ballistic missiles operated by the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/8/2012--Introduced.Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act - Prohibits using funds appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD) for FY2013 or thereafter: (1) to arm a B-2 or B-52 aircraft with ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 8, 2012

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3974”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


48 cosponsors (48D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1506 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 11, 2013

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