Legislative Representative, Nuclear Disarmament
David Culp, FCNL's longtime legislative representative for nuclear disarmament, passed away in February, 2017. He is deeply missed. Visit his memorial page.
David had over 25 years’ experience on nuclear arms control and disarmament legislation. David and his program assistant are two of four registered lobbyists on nuclear weapons issues on Capitol Hill. He was instrumental in the following successful campaigns:
Cancellation of four nuclear weapons programs:
Cancellation of four nuclear weapons facilities:
- Special Isotope Separation Project in Idaho
- Rocky Flats Plant in Colorado
- Modern Pit Facility at the Savanna River Site in South Carolina
- Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
Adoption of the U.S. Nuclear Testing Moratorium in 1992.
Ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997.
Ratification of New START Treaty in 2010.
Cancellation of Divine Strake, a large-yield, non-nuclear explosive test that was a step towards creating a nuclear "bunker busting" warhead.
Enactment of the Federal Facilities Compliance Act of 1992. This law requires the Energy Department and other federal agencies to follow the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, protecting workers and citizens from environmental hazards.
Added hundreds of millions of dollars to the Nuclear Nonproliferation budget. These vital programs protect the United States against nuclear and radiological terrorism by securing nuclear materials.
Added hundreds of millions of dollars to the Energy Department’s Environmental Management budgets, which cleanups previous contamination at the Energy Department’s nuclear bomb plants.
David also founded and maintained the FCNL Nuclear Calendar, which has approximately 14,000 subscribers.
David hails from Indiana, where he also lobbied the Indiana legislature for a statewide citizens group and successfully lobbied for the termination of two nuclear power plants. He has an affinity for hiking, bird-watching, French Impressionism and cookies.