HR 5682 - U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006 - National Key Vote

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Title: U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows the President to exempt India from current restrictions under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 after certain stipulations have been met and confirmed.


  • Permits the trade of nuclear items and materials between the U.S. and India, a country currently not part of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (Sec. 2).
  • Provides that the following conditions must be met (Secs. 2 & 4):
    • Civilian and military nuclear facilities, materials, and programs are kept separate;
    • There exists a moratorium on nuclear testing;
    • India actively works with the U.S. to control nuclear reprocessing technology and to prevent the spread of enrichment; and
    • India maintains an active democratic government system that allows for cooperation in non-proliferation movements with the U.S.