98th Congress > Senate > Vote 520

Date: 1984-06-20

Result: 56-41

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

Sponsor: TOWER, John Goodwin (R-TX)

Description: TO TABLE THE NUNN AMENDMENT TO S. 2723 OF A PERFECTING NATURE. THE NUNN AMENDMENT STATES THAT IT IS THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION SHOULD IMPROVE ITS CONVENTIONAL DEFENSE CAPABILITY SO AS TO LENGTHEN THE TIME PERIOD THAT WESTERN EUROUPE CAN BE DEFENDED ADEQUATELY BY CONVENTIONAL FORCES WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF RESORTING TO THE EARLY USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THE EVENT OF A NON-NUCLEAR ATTACK ON ANY NATO MEMBER COUNTRY. THE AMENDMENT ALSO STATES THAT IT IS THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT INCREASING DEFENSE SPENDING, IMPROVING CONVENTIONAL SUSTAINABILITY AND PROVIDING SUPPORT FACILITIES IN WESTERN EUROUPE FOR RAPID REINFORCEMENTS FROM THE UNITED STATES ARE CRUCIAL TO ACCOMPLISHING THAT OBJECTIVE. (MOTION PASSED) SEE NOTE(S) 28

Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 85, p. 7782;

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