Bill Details - HR6 (2019)

HR 6 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0384

05/04

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION 6

 

A RESOLUTION urging the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. Frost, Straf. 16

 

COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill urges the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war.

 

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19-0384

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

A RESOLUTION urging the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war.

 

Whereas, 9 nations collectively have approximately 15,000 nuclear weapons in their arsenals, most of which are far more destructive than those that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945; and

Whereas, the detonation of even a small number of these weapons could have catastrophic human and environmental consequences that could affect everyone on the planet; and

Whereas, there is no way to win a nuclear war; and

Whereas, the United States maintains several hundred nuclear missiles in underground silos on hair-trigger alert, capable of being launched within minutes after a presidential order, which greatly increases the risk of an accidental, mistaken or unauthorized launch; and

Whereas, the United States continues to reserve the right to use nuclear weapons first, which reduces the threshold for nuclear use and makes a nuclear war more likely; and

Whereas, the United States President has the sole and unchecked authority to order the use of nuclear weapons; and

Whereas, over the next 30 years, the United States plans to spend an estimated $1.7 trillion to replace its entire nuclear arsenal and the bombers, missiles and submarines that deliver them; and

Whereas, taxpayers spend over $2 million every hour of every day to maintain the United States' nuclear arsenal; and

Whereas, the United States, as well as Great Britain, China, France, and Russia, are obligated under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to take concrete steps toward eliminating their nuclear arsenals; and

Whereas, in July 2017, 122 nations approved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which makes it illegal under international law to develop, test, produce, manufacture, or otherwise acquire, possess, or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the New Hampshire house of representatives urges the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by:

I.  Reaffirming and updating the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Force Treaty;

II.  Signing the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons;

III.  Renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first;

IV.  Ending the sole, unchecked authority of any President to launch a nuclear attack;

V.  Taking the United States nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert;

VI.  Canceling the plan to replace the United States' entire arsenal with enhanced weapons; and

VII.  Actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

That a copy of this resolution be sent by the clerk of the house of representatives to the governor of New Hampshire, the President of the United States, the Vice-President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, and each member of the New Hampshire congressional delegation.  

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs HJ 2 P. 47
Jan. 16, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/16/2019 01:00 pm LOB 206
Jan. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 01/23/2019 10:00 am LOB 206
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-8; RC)
Jan. 31, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/31/2019 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 9 P. 9
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Jan. 31, 2019 Lay on Table (Rep. Ley): MA VV 01/31/2019 HJ 4 P. 16

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 23, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Jan. 31, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HR6 Revision: 4506 Date: Dec. 28, 2018, 10:38 a.m.