Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

Rep. Wilson and Senator Cotton Introduce Legislation on Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Feb 7, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) introduced legislation today to restrict funding for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization with Senator Tom Cotton (R, AR).

“Today I joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) to introduce legislation that would reinforce our Constitutional principles and restore the responsible Bush-era policies on the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty,” Wilson said.  

“Congress never ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, so it is only logical that we should no longer fund the preparatory commission for its implementation. This bill will leave in place only the funding for the international monitoring system aspect of the preparatory commission – which improves our global nuclear detection capability.  Nuclear deterrence is a critical part of protecting American families, and this legislation protects that capability.”

Senator Tom Cotton introduced the companion legislation in the Senate:

“It makes no sense to pay people to advocate for a treaty we’ve rejected. Congressman Wilson and I agree these taxpayer dollars would be far better spent on other ideas, like modernizing our nuclear arsenal,” Senator Cotton said.

Read H.R. 903, to restrict funding for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization here.