Full texts of bills are not available on Congress.gov for bills prior to 1989 (101st Congress).

Click the check-box to add or remove the section, click the text link to scroll to that section.
Titles Actions Overview All Actions Cosponsors Committees Related Bills Subjects Latest Summary All Summaries

Titles (1)

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A joint resolution with respect to nuclear arms reductions.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
10/24/1983Committee on Foreign Relations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Percy with a preamble. With written report No. 98-277. Additional and minority views filed.
10/24/1983Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
10/24/1983Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 489.
Action By: Senate
10/24/1983Committee on Foreign Relations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Percy with a preamble. With written report No. 98-277. Additional and minority views filed.
09/20/1983Committee on Foreign Relations ordered to be reported an original measure in lieu of S.J.Res.12, S.J.Res.29, S.J.Res.74, S.Res.57, S.Res.83, S.Res.107, S.Res.142, S.Res.159, S.Con.Res.46, unfavorably.

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Foreign Relations09/20/1983 Markup by
10/24/1983 Reported original measure S.Rept 98-277

A related bill may be a companion measure, an identical bill, a procedurally-related measure, or one with text similarities. Bill relationships are identified by the House, the Senate, or CRS, and refer only to same-congress measures.


Subjects (11)


Latest Summary (1)

There is one summary for S.J.Res.185. View summaries

Shown Here:
Introduced in Senate (10/24/1983)

Suggests that a Strategic Arms Reduction Talks agreement should provide for reductions to equal levels in the aggregate number of ICBMs and SLBMs and the aggregate number of warheads deployed on such systems in a manner which enhances stability and deterrence. Suggests as a U.S. goal of such negotiations the elimination of MIRVed ICBMs, including the MX and its Soviet counterparts.

Commends the President for endorsing the mutual guaranteed builddown concept and urges him to work with Congress in formulating a specific builddown proposal to the Soviet Union.

States that the United States should refrain from actions which would undercut the SALT I and SALT II agreements provided the Soviet Union shows equal restraint. States actions which maintain such interim restraints.

Suggests that an Intermediate-Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement should provide for an equal balanced of U.S. and Soviet INF systems at the lowest level. Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) the Soviet Union's current INF proposal is unacceptable; (2) the United States should respond flexibly to any constructive Soviet proposal; and (3) any agreement reached at the INF negotiations should not permit an increase in the level of Soviet INF systems in Asia.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States will seek to negotiate procedures to assure Soviet compliance with specified kiloton limits set out within the Threshold Test Ban Treaty. States that the United States should continue to try to achieve balanced arms reductions, with the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.