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Short Titles as Introduced

Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit the conduct of a first-use nuclear strike absent a declaration of war by Congress.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/24/2017Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
01/24/2017Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (82)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 01/24/2017
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 01/30/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 01/30/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 01/30/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 01/30/2017
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 02/07/2017
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 02/07/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 02/07/2017
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 02/14/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 02/14/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 02/14/2017
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 02/16/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 02/27/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 03/01/2017
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 03/17/2017
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 03/21/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 03/29/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 04/03/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 04/12/2017
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 04/24/2017
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 04/25/2017
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 04/25/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 05/01/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 05/03/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 05/03/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 05/11/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 05/19/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 05/26/2017
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 06/02/2017
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 06/08/2017
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 06/26/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 07/06/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 07/17/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 08/11/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 08/11/2017
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 08/11/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 08/11/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 08/15/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 08/15/2017
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 08/15/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 08/18/2017
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1] 08/18/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 08/18/2017
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 08/29/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 09/06/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 09/18/2017
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 10/02/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 10/04/2017
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 10/04/2017
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 10/06/2017
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 10/10/2017
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 10/16/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 10/16/2017
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 10/16/2017
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 10/23/2017
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 10/23/2017
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 10/23/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 10/23/2017
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 10/31/2017
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4] 10/31/2017
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 10/31/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 10/31/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 10/31/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 10/31/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 10/31/2017
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 11/09/2017
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 01/05/2018
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 01/05/2018
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 01/09/2018
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 01/29/2018
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 02/20/2018
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 02/20/2018
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 04/18/2018
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 05/23/2018
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 09/13/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs01/24/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/24/2017)

Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017

This bill prohibits the President from using the Armed Forces to conduct a first-use nuclear strike unless such strike is conducted pursuant to a congressional declaration of war expressly authorizing such strike.

"First-use nuclear strike" means a nuclear weapons attack against an enemy that is conducted without the President determining that the enemy has first launched a nuclear strike against the United States or a U.S. ally.