H.R.6535 - Nuclear Sanity Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 12/27/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/27/2016 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6535 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/27/2016)
Nuclear Sanity Act
This bill requires the President to obtain the approval of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of State prior to the use of nuclear weapons, except: (1) in the case of a foreign military attack on U.S. territory, or (2) if it is impossible for the President to communicate with DOD and the State Department for a 24-hour period.
The bill requires: (1) the U.S. military to disregard all orders from the President in violation of this bill, and (2) any violation or attempted violation of this bill to be deemed a high crime or misdemeanor under the Constitution.