No First Use and Restricting First Use

2019 Federal Legislative Agenda

No First Use Policy

H.R.921 (Smith (D-WA)). Cosponsors: McGovern. Total: 22

S.272 (Warren (D-MA)). Cosponsors: Markey. Total: 6

This act would declare that it is the policy of the U.S. not to use nuclear weapons first.

MAPA Position: YES

Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act

H.R.669 (Lieu (D-CA)). Cosponsors: McGovern, Clark. Total: 53

S.200 (Markey (D-MA)). Cosponsors: Warren. Total: 13

This legislation would prohibit the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war.

MAPA Position: YES

Further resources:

View the Peace Action Policy Briefing on Limiting First Use of Nuclear Weapons

Chairman Smith and Senator Warren Introduce “No First Use” Bill – Press Release

Watch Rep. Lieu & Sen. Markey introduce the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act

U.S. Suspends Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia (NY Times)

Here is full list of MAPA Federal Legislative Agenda for 2019!