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.


Feb 24, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

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


Anthony “Toby” Moffett Jr.

Representative for Connecticut's 6th congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

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; ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 24, 1982

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5608”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


76 cosponsors (64D, 11R, 1I) (show)
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