Legacy in Congress: Legislative Achievements
President Reagan and Sec. Gen. Gorbachev sign the INF Treaty in 1987.
Along with its sister organization, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, the Council has been at the forefront of U.S. arms control and national security policy for nearly half a century.
Some notable accomplishments to which the Council and the Members we've helped elect have contributed include:
- Ratifying the Chemical Weapons Convention and Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, Conventional Forces in Europe, and Strategic Arms Reduction (START) treaty
- Establishing a U.S. nuclear testing moratorium in 1992
- Limiting the deployment of the MX missile and B-2 bomber
- Blocking deployment of National Missile Defense by the Clinton administration
- Eliminating funding for the nuclear "Bunker Buster" and "Reliable Replacement Warhead"
- Ratifying the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START)
- Ensuring funding for key nuclear non-proliferation programs to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists
- Pressuring the Administration to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan
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