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H.R. 1249: INF Treaty Compliance Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 14, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1249

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 14, 2019

(for herself, Ms. Omar, Mr. McGovern, and Mr. Pocan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of Defense from obligating or expending funds for missiles banned by the INF Treaty.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the INF Treaty Compliance Act of 2019.

2.

Statement of policy

It is the policy of the United States to uphold the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, entered into force with respect to the United States on March 5, 1970, which commits the United States as a State Party to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control, including through such measures as the INF Treaty.

3.

Prohibition on availability of funds for missiles banned by the INF Treaty

(a)

Prohibition

None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2020 or any fiscal year thereafter may be obligated or expended for the testing and evaluation, procurement, or fielding of any missile prohibited under the INF Treaty (as if such treaty is in force).

(b)

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

The term INF Treaty means the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, commonly referred to as the “Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty”, signed at Washington December 8, 1987, and entered into force June 1, 1988.