S.1235 - Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 05/25/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/25/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1235 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/25/2017)
Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act
This bill prohibits the obligation or expenditure of Department of Defense (DOD) funds: (1) for procuring more than eight Columbia-class submarines; (2) to maintain more than 150 deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles; or (3) through FY2024, for the research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) or the procurement of the B-21 long-range penetrating bomber aircraft.
The bill prohibits the obligation or expenditure of DOD or Department of Energy (DOE) funds:
- to maintain more than 1,000 deployed strategic warheads, as counted under the New START Treaty;
- to make the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons;
- for extending the life of tactical versions of the B61 gravity bomb;
- for the RDT&E or procurement of a new air-launched cruise missile or for the W80 warhead life extension program;
- for the RDT&E or procurement of the ground-based strategic deterrent or any new intercontinental ballistic missile;
- for the IW-1 life extension program;
- for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina; or
- for the Uranium Processing Facility located at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
DOD and DOE must report to Congress on the plans for, and the estimated cost savings from, carrying out this bill.