Limit Nuclear Weapons (Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act)

Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act

This Bill has:
8% Democratic Support in the Senate
6% Democratic Support in the House



    This bill was introduced in the House by Earl Blumenauer and in the senate by Ed Markey.
    This bill would reduce the number of nuclear-armed submarines operated by the Navy, prohibit the development of a new long-range penetrating bomber aircraft, prohibit the procurement of new intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes by deauthorizing funds for these purposes. This bill finds that the current nuclear arsenal of the United States includes approximately 4,000 total nuclear warheads in its military stockpile, of which approximately 1,750 are deployed with five delivery components: land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, long-range strategic bomber aircraft armed with nuclear gravity bombs, long-range strategic bomber aircraft armed with nuclear-armed air-launched cruise missiles, and short-range fighter aircraft that can deliver nuclear gravity bombs. It also finds that the maintenance of this force comes at significant cost. Between fiscal years 2017 and 2026, the US will spend approx. $400M to maintain and recapitalize its nuclear force, according to a Feb 2017 report from the CBO.
House Bill: H.R. 2668
Democratic Support: 11
Introduced by: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 05/25/2017)
Latest Action:05/25/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.


Earl Blumenauer host Nuclear Weapons Forum

Senate Bill: S. 1235
Democratic Support: 4
Introduced by: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 05/25/2017)
Latest Action:05/25/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. 


Ed Markey on cutting funding for US Nuclear Weapons