H.R.1506: Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 41 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 11, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act - Prohibits using funds appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD) for FY2014 or thereafter: (1) to arm a B-2 or B-52 aircraft with a nuclear weapon; (2) for the research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) or procurement of a long-range penetrating bomber aircraft; (3) to make the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons; or (4) for the B61 or W78 life extension program.

Requires that, beginning in FY2014, the Navy shall include no more than eight operational ballistic-missile submarines available for deployment.

Prohibits the use of DOD funds: (1) for FY2014-FY2023 to procure an SSBN-X submarine, and (2) for FY2024 and thereafter to procure more than eight such submarines.

Prohibits using DOD funds for FY2014 or thereafter: (1) to maintain more than 200 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), (2) to maintain more than 250 submarine-launched ballistic missiles, (3...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
April 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.