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H.R. 669 (115th): Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017

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To prohibit the conduct of a first-use nuclear strike absent a declaration of war by Congress.

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Sponsor and status

Ted Lieu

Sponsor. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Jan 24, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 24, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

reps. Lieu, smith, garamendi, blumenauer and sen. markey introduce bicameral bill banning low-yield nukes
    — Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33] (Sponsor) on Sep 18, 2018

Cicilline to Speaker: Reconvene Congress to Defuse North Korea Tensions
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 11, 2017

Senator Markey, and Reps. Lieu, Smith, Blumenauer, and Garamendi Introduce Bicameral Bill Banning Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] on Sep 18, 2018

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Jan 24, 2017

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Nov 15, 2018
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

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H.R. 669 (115th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 669. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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