GOP Defection Endangers US, Russia Arms Treaty

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 2:39 PM EST) -- A leading Republican Senate voice on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia has told the Obama administration it would be unwise to bring the treaty up for a vote during the current lame-duck session, possibly dooming the treaty’s chances of speedy passage.

In a one-paragraph statement released Tuesday, Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., said too many issues had yet to be resolved for START to be effectively dealt with during the rest of the current congressional session, involving both the treaty itself and a related...
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