Arms Control and Disarmament Act of 1961

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Arms Control and Disarmament Act of 1961
Great Seal of the United States
Long title An Act to establish a United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
Nicknames Arms Control and Disarmament Act
Enacted by the 87th United States Congress
Effective September 26, 1961
Citations
Public Law 87-297
Statutes at Large 75 Stat. 631
Codification
Titles amended 22 U.S.C.: Foreign Relations and Intercourse
U.S.C. sections created 22 U.S.C. ch. 35 § 2551
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the House as H.R. 9118
  • Passed the Senate on September 8, 1961 (73-14, in lieu of S. 2180)
  • Passed the House on September 19, 1961 (290-54)
  • Reported by the joint conference committee on September 23, 1961; agreed to by the House on September 23, 1961 (253-50) and by the Senate on agreed 
  • Signed into law by President John F. Kennedy on September 26, 1961

The Arms Control and Disarmament Act of 1961, 22 U.S.C. § 2551, was created to establish a governing body for the control and reduction of apocalyptic armaments with regards to protect a world from the burdens of armaments and the scourge of war. The Act provided an important aspect for the Kennedy Administration's foreign policy which was coherent with the United States national security policy.

The H.R. 9118 legislation was passed by the United States 87th Congressional session and signed by the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy on September 26, 1961.[1][2]

Provisions of the Act[edit]

The Arms Control and Disarmament Act established the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA). The U.S. federal organization developed the formulation and implementation of the United States arms control and disarmament policy. The agency provided information and recommendations with regards to U.S. economic, foreign, and national security policies to executive and legislative officials of the United States government.

The Act established several core functions for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency;

  • Conduct, coordinate, and support the research of the formulation for the arms control and disarmament policy.
  • Management and preparation of the United States participation in international negotiations for the arms control and disarmament peace process.
  • Coordination and dissemination of United States public information concerning arms control and disarmament policy.
  • Operation and preparation, as appropriate, for the United States participation in control systems of domestic and international arms control and disarmament activities.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peters,Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "John F. Kennedy: "Remarks in New York City Upon Signing Bill Establishing the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.," September 26, 1961". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Trip to New York City: Bill signing - HR 9118 Public Law 87-297, Arms Control and Disarmament Act, 11:30AM". John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. 

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