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H.R. 669: Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2019

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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 17, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jan 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 17, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 17, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

members reintroduce bicameral bill banning low-yield nukes
    — Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33] (Sponsor) on Feb 7, 2019

sen Markey rep lieu reintroduce bill to limit president’s ability to launch nuclear first strike
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] on Jan 29, 2019

Rep. McEachin Applauds House Passage of the Heroes Act, Benefits for Virginia and Local Communities & Counties
    — Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4] on May 15, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa We, the Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa, Associates and Sojourners, oppose the continued maintenance, research, development, and threatened use of the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons.We call on our government to fulfill our commitments to nuclear disarmament as ...


Jan 17, 2019

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