H.R. 5608 (97th): A bill to prohibit the production of lethal binary chemical munitions by the United States and to call on the President to enter into immediate negotiations with the Soviet Union for a mutual, verifiable limitation on the production and stockpiling of chemical weapons.

Introduced:
Feb 24, 1982 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Anthony “Toby” Moffett Jr.
Representative for Connecticut's 6th congressional district
Party
Democrat
 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 24, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 24, 1982
Referred to Committee Feb 24, 1982
 
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Cosponsors
76 cosponsors (64D, 11R, 1I) (show)
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House Armed Services

House Foreign Affairs

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2/24/1982--Introduced.
Prohibits the production of lethal binary chemical munitions after the enactment of this Act. Defines lethal binary chemical munitions to mean: (1) toxic chemicals intended to injure or kill humans; and (2) devices intended to disseminate such chemicals. Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should begin negotiations with the Soviet Union for a mutual, verifiable limitation on chemical weapons.

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