H.J.Res. 76: Nuclear Weapon Security and Non-Proliferation Act

H.J.Res. 76

Nuclear Weapon Security and Non-Proliferation Act

Date
October 11, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Friday, October 11, 2013, the House will begin consideration of H.J.Res. 76, the Nuclear Weapon Security and Non-Proliferation Act, under a rule.  The measure was introduced by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Chairman of the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, on October 3, 2013.

Bill Summary

H.J.Res. 76 provides immediate funding for certain activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at the same rate and under the same conditions as in effect at the end of the just completed fiscal year.  Funds are available until another appropriations bill (such as a regular bill or CR) is enacted for these operations or December 15, 2013.

Background

“The NNSA is responsible for the management and security of the nation’s nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation, and naval reactor programs.”[1]  Funding for the NNSA is contained in the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (division F of Public Law 113-6).  On October 1, 2013 a lapse in federal funding resulting in a federal government shut down, including aspects of the NNSA.

Cost

CBO estimates that enacting H.J.Res. 76 would result in a budget authority of approximately $10.6 billion.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.