H.R. 6179 (114th): Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2016

The United States is the only country to have used a nuclear weapon in warfare, doing so twice in 1945 against Japan. President Obama has publicly expressed his wish for a worldwide end dismantling of all nuclear weapons, signed the New START Treaty with Russia that decreased both Cold War powers’ nuclear stockpiles, and became the first sitting president to ... Continue reading »



Sep 27, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 27, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ted Lieu

Representative for California's 33rd congressional district



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Sep 27, 2016

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H.R. 6179 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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