Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today following Senate ratification of the New START Treaty:
“This broadly bipartisan ratification sends a clear message to the world: America’s leadership on nuclear nonproliferation is strong and unwavering. I thank Chairman Kerry and Ranking Member Lugar for leading the open, honest and thorough debate on this treaty.
“This treaty will reduce the stockpiles of the world’s two largest nuclear powers, preserve our nation’s ability to defend itself, and maintain vigorous monitoring of Russia’s nuclear arsenal. The fact that Democrats and Republicans came together to support this common sense measure to keep our nation safe sends the right message to our country and the world.”