H.J.Res.538 - A joint resolution to express the support of Congress for the United States and the Soviet Union to engage in substantial, verifiable, equitable, and militarily-significant reductions of their nuclear weapons resulting in equal and sharply reduced force levels which would contribute to peace and stability.97th Congress (1981-1982)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Broomfield, William S. [R-MI-19] (Introduced 07/15/1982)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/27/1982 Text of This Measure to be Substituted as an Amendment to H.J.Res.521. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.538 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/15/1982)
Expresses the support of the Congress for beginning strategic arms reductions talks. Urges the Soviet Union to join with the United States in concluding an equitable and verifiable agreement which freezes strategic nuclear forces at equal and substantially reduced levels.
Reaffirms congressional support for the position that the United States should not enter into an arms agreement which provides for force levels inferior to those of the Soviet Union.
Declares that the United States should propose practical measures to: (1) reduce the danger of accidental nuclear war; (2) prevent the use of nuclear weapons by third parties, including terrorists; and (3) halt the worldwide proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Insists that any arms control agreement must be fully verifiable.