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S. 4099 (116th): No Nuclear Testing Without Approval Act

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Should there be legislative greenlighting necessary for nuclear weapons testing, which is currently controlled by the executive branch?


In May, the Washington Post revealed that Trump administration officials have discussed the possibility of conducting the first U.S. nuclear test explosion since September 1992. While the administration later clarified in June that they won’t carry out any such test “at this time,” they didn’t provide a quantified timetable — and the administration still has two months left.

While the U.S. had carried out 1,030 such tests during the Cold War, the government established a moratorium after 1992. However, that policy could always be changed or halted by any president. The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty — which would officially and indefinitely bind countries to cease nuclear tests ...

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Catherine Cortez Masto

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Nevada. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 29, 2020
Length: 14 pages
Jun 29, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 29, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)



Jun 29, 2020

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S. 4099 (116th) 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 S. 4099. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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