Senate Minority Leader McConnell will vote against START Treaty

Senators continued debate on the START nuclear treaty today after defeating an amendment which would have altered the language of the agreement. Submitted by Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), the amendment would have forced the treaty back into negotiations with Russia, effectively killing the agreement. It failed by a vote of 32 to 60.

Also today, Minority Ldr. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told CNN that he would vote against the treaty. Sen. McConnell is concerned that START will give Russia a strategic advantage over the U.S.

During President Obama’s weekly address to the nation, he urged the Senate to heed the calls from Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, along with leadership of the military to approve the treaty.

The Senate takes up START tomorrow in an open session beginning at 10am ET. In the afternoon, the Senate goes into a closed session, scheduled by Majority Ldr. Harry Reid (D-NV) for 2pm ET.

via Risch Amendment Fails, Senate START Treaty Debate Continues | C-SPAN.

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