Eleanor Holmes Norton
Dear Colleague Letter

Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

March 1, 1994

Dear Colleague:

The United States Is working to slow the Global proliferation of nuclear weapons. President Clinton's recent agreement with Ukraine to remove all of its long-range missiles and his earlier extension of the U.S. moratorium on nuclear testing are important steps toward this goal. I recently introduced H.R. 3750, the Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Conversion Act. This bill, which is designed to take effect when all foreign countries possessing nuclear weapons enact and execute similar legal requirements, requires the United States to disable and dismantle its nuclear weapons and to refrain from replacing them with weapons of mass destruction . In addition, the bill proposes refocusing resources that are currently being used for nuclear programs to address human needs such as housing, health care, education, agriculture, and environmental restoration.

The Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Conversion Act is consistent with current U.S. policy and moves us to the next logical level by redirecting resources to essential domestic needs. The disarmament contemplated by this legislation is not unilateral on the part of the United States but requires mulilateral cooperation to rid the world of nuclear weapons. I hope that you will become a co-sponsor of H.R. 3750.

To become a co-sponsor or to obtain additional information, please call my legislative assistant, Julie Segal, at 6-7546.

Many Thanks.

Eleanor Holmes Norton