Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) have introduced Restricting First Us of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2019 in the House and Senate.
This legislation would prohibit the President from launching a first-use of nuclear weapons without an expressed declaration of war by the Congress. The bill retains the same numbers as last year –-H.R. 669 in the House and S.200 in the Senate. this bill is gathering additional co-sponsors (and power) with 52 presently in the House.
This bill addresses the need for checks and balances that are presently lacking. Call your Representative and your Senators and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 669 in the House and S. 200 (Senate) To check the full co-sponsor list go to Congress.gov and type in the bill numbers. Don’t forget to thank the offices that have co-sponsored. Currently there are no Colorado Representatives or Senators co-sponsoring.