Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 3.djvu/903

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PUBLIC LAW 103-335—SEPT. 30, 1994 108 STAT. 2655 retary and certified by the Secretary to the congressional defense committees. (e) This section shall not be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary of Defense to require that a disbursement not in excess of the amount applicable under subsection (b) be matched to a particular obligation before the disbursement is made. SEC. 8138. SENSE OF SENATE ON NEGOTIATION OF LIMITATIONS ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTING. (a) FINDINGS. —The Senate finds the following: (1) On January 25, 1994, the United States joined with 37 other nations to begin negotiations for a comprehensive treaty to ban permanently all nuclear weapons testing. (2) On March 14, 1994, the President decided to extend the current United States nuclear testing moratorium at least through September 1995. (3) Germany and the Group of 21 Non-Aligned States have publicly stated their support for the completion of a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty by 1995. (4) On June 6, 1994, the People's Republic of China conducted its second nuclear weapons test explosion since the United States, Russia, and France initiated their current nuclear test moratoria. (5) On September 7, 1994, the third and final test ban negotiating session of the year will end. (6) While some progress toward a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty has been achieved, there is little chance that an agreement will be reached before April 1995 at the current rate of negotiation. (7) The United States is seeking to extend indefinitely the Non-Proliferation Treaty at the April 1995 Extension Conference. (8) Conclusion of a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty could contribute toward successful negotiations to extend the Non-Proliferation Treaty. (9) Agreements to eliminate nuclear testing and control the spread of nuclear weapons could contribute to national security of the United States, its allies, and other nations around the world. (b) SENSE OF SENATE. — The Senate— (1) applauds the President for maintaining the United States nuclear testing moratorium and for supporting the negotiation of a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty; (2) encourages the People's Republic of China and all other nuclear powers to refrain from conducting nuclear explosions prior to conclusion of a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty; and (3) urges the President and the other nuclear powers to take measures necessary to achieve a multilateral comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty before the Non-Proliferation Treaty Extension Conference. (c) DEFINITION. —As used in this section, the term "Non-Proliferation Treaty" means the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, done at Washington, London, and Moscow on July 1, 1968 (21 U.S.T. 483). SEC. 8139. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of a military department may enter into a contract for