A partial text of the nuclear weapons freeze resolution that the House debated yesterday:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that, consistent with the maintenance of essential equivalence in overall nuclear capabilities, the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) between the United States and the Soviet Union should have the following objectives:
(1) Pursuing the objective of negotiating an immediate, mutual and verifiable freeze.
(2) Deciding when and how to achieve a mutual verifiable freeze on testing, production and further deployment of nuclear warheads, missiles and other delivery systems.
(3) Consistent with pursuing the objective of negotiating an immediate, mutual and verifiable freeze, giving special attention to destabilizing weapons, especially those which give either nation capabilities which confer upon it even the hypothetical advantages of a first strike.
(4) Proceeding from this mutual and verifiable freeze, pursuing substantial, equitable and verifiable reductions through numerical ceilings, annual percentages or any other equally effective and verifiable means of strengthening strategic stability.
(5) Preserving present limitations and controls on nuclear weapons and nuclear delivery systems.
(6) Incorporating ongoing negotiations in Geneva on intermediate-range nuclear systems into the START negotiations.
Sec. 2. Consistent with pursuing the overriding objective of negotiating an immediate, mutual and verifiable freeze, nothing in this resolution shall be construed to prevent the United States from taking advantage of concurrent and complementary arms-control proposals.