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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Space Preservation Act of 2003

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by prohibiting the basing of weapons in space and the use of weapons to destroy or damage objects in space that are in orbit, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
12/08/2003 Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date
01/05/2004 Executive Comment Requested from DOD.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
01/05/2004 Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
12/15/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.
Action By: Committee on Science
12/08/2003 Referred to House International Relations
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2003 Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2003 Referred to House Science
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2003 Referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and International Relations, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2003 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13]* 12/08/2003
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 12/08/2003
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22]* 12/08/2003
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 03/09/2004

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science12/08/2003 Referred to
House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics12/15/2003 Referred to
House Armed Services12/08/2003 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces01/05/2004 Referred to
House International Relations12/08/2003 Referred to

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Subjects (15)

  • Arms control
  • Arms control agreements
  • Arms control negotiations
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • International agencies
  • Military research
  • Peace
  • Research and development
  • Space activities
  • Space warfare
  • United Nations

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (12/08/2003)

Space Preservation Act of 2003 - Reaffirms U.S. policy that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes.

Directs the President to: (1) ban U.S. space-based weapons and the use of U.S. weapons to destroy or damage objects in orbit in space; (2) terminate research and development, testing, manufacturing, production, and deployment of all U.S. space-based weapons; and (3) direct the U.S. representatives to the United Nations and other international organizations to work toward negotiating, adopting, and implementing an international treaty banning space-based weapons and the use of weapons to destroy or damage objects in space.