December 19, 2010

Chairman Kerry On Motion For Cloture On The New START Treaty

Washington, D.C. – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) today released the following statement after a motion for cloture was filed on the New START Treaty:

“We have now spent 5 days having a very good debate on New START and proposed amendments. That is as much time as the Senate spent on START I, and more than it spent on START II and the Moscow Treaty combined, but we are looking forward to continuing the debate this week.

“This is a big test of the Senate because this treaty is about our national security, not our politics. Our country and the world have watched a spirited exchange of views in the best traditions of the Senate, and there is more to come as we work to address senators’ concerns.”

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