START Treaty Has Needed Votes For Senate Passage

Great news.  Test vote is slated for Monday.

Supporters of a US-Russia nuclear arms treaty negotiated by President Obama said they have the 67 votes needed for Senate ratification, as two more Republicans announced their backing.

A spokesman for Indiana’s Dick Lugar, the leading Republican supporter of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, said yesterday that enough senators are prepared to vote for the pact’s ratification. The treaty needs two-thirds support in the Senate to be approved.

“We’ve got enough Republican support to pass the treaty,’’ said Mark Helmke, Lugar’s spokesman. “We are hopeful that [majority leader Harry Reid] sets the schedule as soon as possible.’’

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