S.200 - Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 01/24/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.200 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (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.