About the bill
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 visit Hiroshima, the site of the first nuclear bomb’s impact. In his final months in office, some speculate Obama might also create a “no first use policy.”
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
Length: 3 pages
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.
Sep 27, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 24, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 669.
H.R. 6179 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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