98th Congress > Senate > Vote 199

Date: 1983-07-16

Result: 48-40

Vote Subject Matter: Foreign and Defense Policy / Foreign Policy Resolutions

Sponsor: TOWER, John Goodwin (R-TX)

Description: TO TABLE THE MATHIAS AMENDMENT TO S. 675. THE MATHIAS AMENDMENT EXPRESSES THE SENSE OF THE CONGRESS THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD, AT THE EARLIEST PRACTICABLE DATE, MAKE EVERY REASONABLE EFFORT TO INCLUDE IN THE START NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SOVIET UNION THE NUCLEAR-ARMED SEA-LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILE WITH A VIEW TO THE COMPLETE ELIMINATION OF THAT TYPE OF WEAPON FROM THE WEAPON ARSENALS OF BOTH THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION, AND SHOULD, AS A MEANS OF ADVANCING SUCH GOAL, PROPOSE A MUTUAL AND VERIFIABLE MORATORIUM ON ANY FURTHER DEPLOYMENT OF NUCLEAR-ARMED SEA-LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILES FOR THE DURATION OF THE START NEGOTIATIONS. (MOTION PASSED) SEE NOTE(S) 11

Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 100, p. 10166;

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